note on the location from John
“Yowell is usually identified with Hunt
County. [The post office] was born there and died there, and it
spent more time there. The postmaster in Delta
County in 1923 was the same as the postmaster previously in Hunt
County, and he stayed postmaster until 1934; most likely he moved
across the county line. After several additional postmasters in Delta
County, a new one was appointed in 1943. That was the same year
that it moved back to Hunt
a Pecan Shell
In the 1880s, one
J.W. Yowell opened a store alongside the road leading from Pecan
Gap to Commerce.
Evidently the community that grew alongside the store adopted the
In 1900 the Yowell Methodist Episcopal Church South was established.
Although the community was comprised of only fifteen people in 1915,
it had the rudimental businesses, including a drugstore and a school.
The post office wasn’t opened until the 1920s and by the middle of
that decade, Yowell’s population had risen to a respectable 150 residents.
By 1940 rhe population had declined to seventy. Three businesses were
in operation and Yowell had two churches. After the war the two businesses
closed. Schoolchildren attended classes in Cooper
by 1970 and for the 1990 census the population was a mere fifteen
people. That figure was used again in 2000.
FM 1528 and 2068, about 8 miles SW of Cooper
(0.75 mi. S)
This graveyard served the farm and ranch communities of Gough,
Yowell, and Antioch. The earliest recorded burial is that
of W. H. Henderson in 1859. The cemetery contains more than 90 marked
graves mostly arranged in family plots. Buried here are many of the
area's earliest settlers and their descendants and at least three
veterans of the Civil War: T. J. Hollon, Hiram G. Wynn, and T. J.
Craig. The last recorded burial was that of Georgia Missouri Hollon
in 1946. A cemetery association was established in 1947 to maintain
and improve the grounds.
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