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    CARLISLE, TEXAS

    Annexed Town
    Lubbock County, Texas Panhandle
    State Highway 114
    About 3 Miles E of Reese Air Force Base
    About 6 Miles W of Downtown Lubbock
    Population: Now included in that of Lubbock

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The community that was Carlisle grew around a school and was named for local rancher W. A. Carlisle. The school was one of 26 rural Lubbock county school districts in the late 1920s. The Frenship district was formed from schools in Hurlwood, Wolfforth, and Foster. The town once boasted the largest vineyard in NW Texas and had two stores of its own.

    Carlisle was still listed as a community in 1983, but was annexed to Lubbock in January of the following year.
    TX - Carlisle Cemetery Entrance
    Carlisle Cemetery Entrance
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    TX - Carlisle Cemetery Historical Marker
    Carlisle Cemetery Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010

    Carlisle Cemetery

    The pioneer Carlisle community was named for W. Augustus "Uncle Gus" Carlisle (1849-1920), who settled here with his wife Lizzie (Spikes) (d. 1914) in 1890. A cattleman and a prominent landowner, Carlisle made significant contributions to the development of the area, including a donation of land for a school. In 1918 he set aside this part of his property for use as a public cemetery. It was first used for the burial of George W. Wood (b. 1879), a victim of the 1920 influenza epidemic. Other graves include those of pioneer area settlers and early leaders of Carlisle.
    1983
    TX - Carlisle Cemetery plaque
    Cemetery restoration plaque
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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