N½ Sec 20, 2S, 1E
W edge powerline, 3/8 mile N of Bob Miller Rd.
The Whitley Cemetery south of Woodville recorded by the 1940-41 veterans' graves registration is clearly identifiable with a cemetery lying about 3/8 mile north of Bob Miller Rd and a little west of Old Woodville Hwy.; the inscribed gravestones of veterans John L. Thomas (1832-1911) and Smithwick Whitley listed in the document are here. One wrought-iron-fence enclosure about 8 by 10 yards contains three gravestones of the Whitleys and kin, and another larger but partially destroyed wrought-iron fence immediately adjacent encloses some 17 graves of the Thomases and kin. All this is in the southwest area of a 2.5-acre tract whose east side is open on the clear corridor of a high-tension overhead powerline running northerly and southerly. The tract is rather open, and is mowed, with some pines and hardwoods. The graves are perhaps 80 yards west of the powerline corridor.
The majority of graves within the Whitley enclosure have no formal tombstones, evidently. And no new burials have been made within it for a very long time, perhaps none since the last year inscribed - 1921. Tommy Thomas reports that the Whitley plot was here before any Thomas graves. Inscribed years-of-death in the Thomas enclosure are from 1895 to 2002.
Date of site report narrative - January 2002
Surveyed by members of the WCHS, July 2006
Some information taken from Register of Deceased Veterans 1940-41
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