Texas Spirit Quest #23 Handley Cemetery
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Texas Spirit Quest
The Texas Spirit Quest
is a series of Caches
placed by many individuals, near cemeteries and historic
sites in hopes of paying respect to the many pioneer
ancestors that have ‘walked’ before us.
There are hundreds of cemeteries in the rural communities across
Texas. This series will introduce you to many of them. The cache
pages will provide a virtual history tour of the cemeteries,
tombstones and local lore.
Location: From Colorado City take SH 377 about 3 miles west to FM 1229. Take FM 1229 about 6 miles north to cemetery.
Sited from the Historical Marker:
Site given by John J. Handley (1842-1935), Confederate veteran who settled here in 1892, after living earlier in Georgia and in Smith and Comanche Counties, Texas. A farmer, he lived to see agriculture rival ranching. Teville (named for "T" Junction in road) post office was opened here in 1906; closed 1910. W.B. Berry, with W.H. Badgett, surveyed 4-acre cemetery, 1914. Graves were moved from across road into this ground. In 1945 Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Strain gave one acre to enlarge the cemetery. Four generations of Handley's family and neighbors rest here.
Congrats to paleopoppy for First to Find.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum