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Haven of Rest Cemetery

Haven of Rest Cemetery Photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas.

Also known as Cee Vee Cemetery


Cee Vee. 14.8 mi. N on US 83/62, 8.5 mi. W on FM 1440


Burials from 1931 to present


The Cee Vee community dates to 1926, with earlier ties to cattlemen Clairborne Varner and Charles Goodnight, who grazed herds in the area using the C V brand. As ranchland gave way to family farms, the community that developed here soon boasted a cotton gin, stores, churches and a school. Tradition holds the first grave at this prairie cemetery was that of a cowboy buried near the C V ranch house. The earliest marked grave is for Eugene Ballard, who died in 1931, the year W.J. Tyson donated land for the cemetery. In the 1950s, the Cee Vee Home Demonstration Club named the site Haven of Rest Cemetery. Citizens donated funds for a fence, and over the years burial sites have remained free. Graves include those of veterans of U.S. military service dating to World Wars I and II. Curbed plots enclose the burials of family members whose names reflect the early history of the area. Maintained by an association, Cee Vee Cemetery (Haven of Rest Cemetery) serves as an important link to the early history of this part of Cottle County. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2004 - Historical Marker Text


Cee Vee Cemetery Transcription from the Cottle County TXGenWeb site

Haven of Rest Cemetery Transcription from the Cottle County TXGenWeb site

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