This cemetery is located four miles north, three miles east and ½ mile north of the old Anthony school. The town of Rothwell was on the old Tascosa-Fort Dodge Stage Line. The first burial was 1892.This small cemetery is not in current use. It is on private property, not near a public road. Traditions say that only children are buried there. There are only three grave markers, of which only one is completely legible. One stone has an 1892 date and the other has 1925-27 inscription. There are at least five depressions with no remaining markers. As years passed the Rothwell Cemetery was almost forgotten. The cemetery was sometimes called the Wilson Cemetery, as Mr. and Mrs. Ira S. Wilson seemed to be the main caretakers. A few years ago a new fence was built, but the placement of the fence had to be guessed, as the graves had leveled off, and very few had markers.
Nixon Waldo age 11m 11d 1892-Mar 11 son of F M/J Nixon
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