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Cherokee County, Texas

     Mt. ZION CEMETERY       


(photo by Kaye Slover)


Mt. Zion Cemetery is located on FM 241 off US 69, 4 miles north of Alto, TX

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Cemetery  was built in 1871 when the Rev. Jehu Allen was pastor. Believed organized before the civil war, few written records before 1871. The land was deeded in 1871 by William Collier, more was given in 1872 by Wiley P. Cole, more in 1882 by H.N. Lusk. The first church was across the road from the present one. The church is still used for services, and it has original hand made pews. Earliest cemetery grave is Hester Cole's 1874. Texas Historical Commission Marker

This cemetery needs to be surveyed. If you would like to survey this cemetery or for lookup information contact Kaye Slover