by Catherine Johnson
As part of our “Let’s Get Outside” activities, I visited Hamilton Chapel Cemetery. It is located before you get to Champions Drive [in Milam County], and where I live was part of the Hamilton community.
In 1860 Mr. Hamilton donated land for a church, school and cemetery. Gravesites include a woman who was a citizen of the Republic of Texas.
Also, Hicks Carlisle and his parents are buried there. Hicks and his brother James volunteered for World War I in 1917. Both were killed in France on the same day in 1918. They received many heroic awards.
A tribute to a young boy reads, “How much light , How much joy, is buried with a Darling Boy.”
The entry road had been improved and clearing started. It is a peaceful place of nature and worthy of maintaining.