Texas Landmarks - Cherokee County

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Cherokee County - TXGenWeb County Index

Cherokee County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

Tips on using this index:

1.     Scroll or use your browser "find" function to search this Index for a particular feature name or location.

2.     Copy the Latitude and Longitude of your selected feature on a piece of paper for later reference. ( 311613N is 31° 16’ 13”  and 0953747W is 95° 37’ 47” – drop the leading 0  )

3.     Click on the name of the feature to view a map of the county. (Features submitted by other than USGS will appear immediately and no more action on you part to locate your feature.)

4.     Note that as you move the cursor across the map that the latitude and longitude of the cursor is given in boxes on the left side of the page.

5.     Move the cursor to display the latitude and longitude you recorded in step 2, and then left click. This click will center your selected feature in the center of the map. This is the location of your selected feature. If the copied lat & long is given in decimal degrees (31.78923) select DD.DD in the coordinates box directly under the Lat & long boxes.

6.     Note that you can Zoom In or out by clicking on the Zoom  + or at the bottom of the map, and that clicking on the red corner markers move the entire map.

7.     Items submitted by sources other than the USGS show approximate locations only. They have not been surveyed but usually are given to editor as verbal or written descriptions.

8.     Locations of creeks & streams are given at the mouth of the creek or stream, i.e. where it joins a larger stream.

How to Add Landmarks or Features to These Pages or Submit Corrections.

 

 

Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Adams Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

314028N
0951330W

 

USGS

Afton Grove Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315838N
0951147W

 

USGS

Allen Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313500N
0950946W

 

USGS

Allen Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313500N
0950945W

 

USGS

Allen Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313959N
0945713W

 

USGS

Alto

TX

Cherokee

pop place

313901N
0950421W

In southern Cherokee County, 11 miles south of Rusk. Alto was laid off on the old Indian highway-El Camino Real (The King's Road)-known locally as the Old San Antonio Road, now SH 21. The land was originally a part of an extension grant to Nacogdoches traders, William Barr and Samuel Davenport, patented by Col. John Durst, and purchased by Col. Robert F. Mitchell, who emigrated to Nacogdoches County with 10 slaves in 1837, became a partner with Durst in a mercantile business at Mt. Sterling on the Angelina River east shore at the lower San Antonio Road Crossing; however, settlement of his affairs in Natchez, Miss., and New Orleans, La. followed by service in the Mexican War, had kept him out of Texas the greater part of the time before 1849, when he founded the town of Alto. Several Texas Historical markers in city.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Alto Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313845N
0950244W

 

USGS

Cherokee Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

315152N
0950837W

 

USGS

Antioch Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315300N
0951849W

Located about five miles SW of Jacksonville, Texas. South from U.S. highway 79 onto FM 747, then south on County Road 3111. The Methodist Church and cemetery are on top of a hill on the left side of County Road 3111. The cemetery is well maintained and has one huge old oak tree in it. The entrance is on the West side of the cemetery. The earliest burial was in 1918. The cemetery survey was completed in Aug/Sep 1996 and was published by Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1997.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Antioch Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315300N
0951849W

 

USGS

Atoy

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314626N
0950047W

 

USGS

Atoy Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314441N
0945808W

 

USGS

Bald Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314332N
0950147W

 

USGS

Barber Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

315841N
0951236W

 

USGS

Barker Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320629N
0950654W

 

USGS

Barrons Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320649N
0950205W

 

USGS

Beans Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313727N
0945654W

 

USGS

Beans Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314501N
0951314W

 

USGS

Bear Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320428N
0951031W

 

USGS

Beaver Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314129N
0945747W

 

USGS

Beaver Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313425N
0945510W

 

USGS

Bell Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320024N
0950839W

 

USGS

Bend About Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315341N
0950524W

 

USGS

Benge Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

stream

N
W

Located to the South and West of Jacksonville, Texas, On County Road 3111, 2.3 miles south of the Antioch community on the left. It is very small in a heavily wooded area. A giant old cedar tree marks the probable spot at which the cemetery began. Many of the older more vulnerable stones have been broken but most have been replaced with newer stones. The stone for Lola Hill is broken in many pieces and hasn't been replaced. Jemima Jane Chessher Williams Chapman known to be buried here. Her grave is marked with the original stone for Bragg Williams. It was placed on Jemima's grave when Bragg was given a replacement stone. The Cemetery survey was completed in August 1996 and published by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1997. (Input of coordinates by anyone will be appreciated.)

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Berry Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314307N
0951454W

 

USGS

Berryman Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314116N
0950124W

 

USGS

Bethel Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314845N
0950527W

 

USGS

Big Atoy Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314457N
0950144W

 

USGS

Big Hill

TX

Cherokee

summit

313747N
0951447W

 

USGS

Birches Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320236N
0951023W

 

USGS

Bird Hollow

TX

Cherokee

valley

313805N
0950806W

 

USGS

Bird Pond

TX

Cherokee

lake

315605N
0950725W

 

USGS

Black Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314417N
0951053W

 

USGS

Blackburn Bay

TX

Cherokee

bay

320418N
0952541W

 

USGS

Blackburn Pond

TX

Cherokee

lake

320317N
0952556W

 

USGS

Blackjack

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320303N
0950615W

 

USGS

Blounts Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315017N
0950259W

 

USGS

Blue Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320532N
0952004W

 

USGS

Boatman Slough

TX

Cherokee

gut

315024N
0945643W

 

USGS

Bog Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313230N
0950758W

 

USGS

Bog Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313230N
0950757W

 

USGS

Boggy Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320138N
0950002W

 

USGS

Bolton Airport

TX

Cherokee

airport

315502N
0951225W

 

USGS

Bowles Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313447N
0951001W

 

USGS

Bowles Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313447N
0951003W

 

USGS

Bowles Spring

TX

Cherokee

spring

314127N
0950621W

 

USGS

Box Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314043N
0951305W

 

USGS

Box Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313452N
0951042W

 

USGS

Box Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313453N
0951045W

 

USGS

Bradford Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314417N
0950436W

 

USGS

Bradford Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314510N
0950459W

 

USGS

Bridge Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315905N
0950943W

 

USGS

Brigman Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314619N
0951907W

 

USGS

Brock Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320400N
0951405W

 

USGS

Brown Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

320620N
0952106W

 

USGS

Brunswick

TX

Cherokee

pop place

313454N
0950342W

 

USGS

Brushy

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320534N
0950847W

 

USGS

Brushy Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320207N
0951450W

 

USGS

Brushy Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313442N
0951311W

 

USGS

Brushy Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313441N
0951310W

 

USGS

Brushy Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

315247N
0950408W

 

USGS

Bulah

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314107N
0951300W

 

USGS

Bullard Memorial Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320739N
0951824W

The Bullard Memorial Cemetery is located about one mile Southeast of Bullard, Texas, on the North side of FM 2493, Between FM 2493 and US 69. It is not fenced, but is well maintained and easy to get to. Marked burials began in 1980 and continue to date. (Coordinates are approximate.)

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Bull Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314103N
0951721W

 

USGS

Butler Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313637N
0951241W

 

USGS

Campground Church

TX

Cherokee

church

313814N
0951118W

 

USGS

Campground Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320236N
0950036W

 

USGS

Caney Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315300N
0950225W

 

USGS

Caney Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315930N
0950937W

 

USGS

Caney Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320122N
0950951W

 

USGS

Carter Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314411N
0950249W

 

USGS

Cary Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

315724N
0952612W

 

USGS

Cat Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315445N
0951736W

 

USGS

Cedar Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313352N
0950832W

 

USGS

Cedar Hill Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314719N
0950845W

 

USGS

Central High

TX

Cherokee

locale

314222N
0950314W

 

USGS

Chain of Lakes

TX

Cherokee

lake

313440N
0951405W

 

USGS

Chain of Lakes

TX

Cherokee

lake

313440N
0951358W

 

USGS

Cherokee Bluffs

TX

Cherokee

cliff

320715N
0952650W

 

USGS

Cherokee Country Club

TX

Cherokee

locale

315828N
0951240W

 

USGS

Cherokee County

TX

Cherokee

civil

315100N
0951200W

 

USGS

Cherokee County Airport

TX

Cherokee

airport

315209N
0951302W

 

USGS

Cherokee Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

314809N
0951146W

 

USGS

Cherokee Landing

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320344N
0952541W

 

USGS

Chimney Cove

TX

Cherokee

bay

320455N
0952457W

 

USGS

Church Hill School

TX

Cherokee

school

315919N
0951917W

 

USGS

Circle

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314804N
0950031W

 

USGS

City Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315810N
0951732W

 

USGS

City Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

314748N
0950752W

 

USGS

Club Lake Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320000N
0951014W

 

USGS

Collard Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313231N
0950814W

 

USGS

Collard Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313230N
0950816W

 

USGS

College Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314655N
0950914W

 

USGS

Collins Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313932N
0951344W

 

USGS

Collins Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

313909N
0951206W

 

USGS

Concord

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320412N
0950246W

 

USGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conner Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314832N
0951735W

Located near Maydelle, Texas, just north of US Highway 84, on County Road 1708. It is physically part of the Mt. Comfort cemetery, but is a separated group of graves in the extreme southeast corner. The cemetery is very well maintained and orderly. Row designator A is used to indicate the group of graves nearest the road, designator B for the group further west away from the road. The cemetery survey was done Oct,1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Cooke Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315024N
0945852W

 

USGS

Coon Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315556N
0950754W

 

USGS

Coon Pond

TX

Cherokee

lake

313448N
0951253W

 

USGS

Coon Pond

TX

Cherokee

lake

313447N
0951250W

 

USGS

Corine Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315845N
0952354W

Located about 7 miles west of Jacksonville, Texas, where County Roads 3311 and 3312 intersect with County Road 3305. It has Oak, Cedar and Crepe Myrtle trees throughout. It is beside the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The cemetery was cataloged was completed in August 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Corine School

TX

Cherokee

school

315842N
0952339W

 

USGS

Corinth Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320700N
0952416W

Located in the extreme Northwest corner of Cherokee County, about 8 miles North of Cuney, Texas on the East side of FM 346. It is beside and behind the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. It is fenced, well maintained, and easy to access. Marked burials began in the early 1880's. It is an African American Church and cemetery. This cemetery survey was done Nov 1996 by Gaylon White and was published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Corinth Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315521N
0951131W

 

USGS

Corinth Church

TX

Cherokee

church

320700N
0952416W

 

USGS

Cornelius Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314744N
0950100W

 

USGS

Cove Springs

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320035N
0952045W

 

USGS

Craft

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315505N
0951407W

First carlot shipment of tomatoes in Texas made from St. Louis-Southwestern Railroad (Cotton Belt) station here in 1897. Shipment by S. H. and C. D. Jarratt launched production-shipment of tomatoes which developed into largest tomato deal in nation. Town named for Thomas J. Craft, town site landowner. Town had stores, post office, schools, tomato packing-shiping facilities, railroad depot. Development of good highway, which by-passed original town, and automobile and truck travel killed town. 4 miles south of Jacksonville on US 69. Texas Historical Commission marker.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Craft School

TX

Cherokee

school

315512N
0951547W

 

USGS

Crysup Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320147N
0951847W

 

USGS

Cummings Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314113N
0945928W

 

USGS

Cuney

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320155N
0952502W

Only all-black Texas town founded by blacks for blacks and having a post office and local government. Incorporated 1985. Began as a community of former slaves 1870, grew after real estate promotion 1916, lost ground after World War I and in 1930s Depression. Once had a railroad station, cotton gins, sawmills, numerous stores, hotel, drug store, doctors. Named for Cuney Price, son of H. L. Price, Palestine black banker, real estate promoter. Cuney Price named for Norris Wright Cuney, promenent black Galveston banker, public office holder, Texas Republican Party official. Andrew Bragg was first resident, community known as "Andy" in his honor until 1916. 8 miles northwest of Jacksonville on US 175. Texas Historical Commission Marker.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Daugherty Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315253N
0951948W

Located to the South and West of Jacksonville, Texas, off State road 747, just South and west of the Antioch community on County road 3114. It is by the Tenney Chapel CME church in the Pine Grove community. It consists of a large rectangular area with three fairly distinct divisions. An older section on the Eastern end that is maintained, a central section that is overgrown and covered by trees, both standing and fallen, briars and brush, and a newer section on the western end that is well maintained. The eastern section consists exclusively of African American graves, the central wooded section includes both white people and people of African American descent, the upper western newer section consists exclusively of people of African American descent. The cemetery survey was completed in August 1996 by Gaylon White and was published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Decker Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

313850N
0950741W

 

USGS

Delmer

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314935N
0951309W

 

USGS

Dement Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314807N
0951354W

 

USGS

Dialville

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315126N
0951349W

Founded by John J. Dial, civil War veteran who came to Texas 1866 in 60-wagon train of Georgians starting new lives in new land. First called Dial's and Dial, was station on narrow-guage Kansas & Gulf Short Line Railroad being built from Tyler to Lufkin. Dial and Mrs. Dial (Ida Mae Jones) deeded eight acres of land for the town, laid it out in blocks and streets with stipulation that railroad would establish and operate station there. Name changed to Dialville 1885 when post office was established because Texas had another town named Dial. Community flourished as farming and lumber center, lost ground in world War I, never regained it. Still has large box and crate manufacturing plant, but numerous stores, newspaper, theatre, physicians, and large public school all gone. 8 miles south of Jacksonville on FM 347. Texas Historical Commission marker.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Dickey Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320201N
0950924W

 

USGS

Dickey Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

314521N
0950909W

 

USGS

Double Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320726N
0951308W

 

USGS

Douglas Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320753N
0951937W

Located on the west side of CR 3707 just south of Bullard, Texas, next to the school. A double fence, brick pillars with wrought iron, encloses the cemetery, the first surrounds the grounds which has walkways and trees like a park. The second fence surrounds the cemetery itself. The entire complex is immaculately maintained. The markers are all white marble and very ornate, some with statues that are almost lifesize. This cemetery is exclusively for Douglas related families and both fences are kept locked. The trust department at Southside Bank in Tyler must be contacted for an appointment should you wish to tour the cemetery. The cemetery survey was done by Gaylon White in Dec 1996 and was published by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1997.

USGS
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Doyle Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313146N
0945300W

 

USGS

Drip Rock Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315701N
0951335W

 

USGS

Dry Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315433N
0950814W

 

USGS

Dublin Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

315917N
0951717W

 

USGS

Duren Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313442N
0950830W

 

USGS

Duren Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313441N
0950830W

 

USGS

Earles Chapel

TX

Cherokee

locale

315624N
0952030W

 

USGS

Earles Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

315559N
0952030W

 

USGS

Earls Chapel Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315559N
0952030W

Located West of Jacksonville just north of US Highway 79, on County road 3221. It is in a very scenic spot next to Earles Chapel Methodist Church, and is well maintained. Elijah Earle (1804©1880) and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Jarratt Tatum (1824ª1904), set aside land for this graveyard in 1858. Elijah selected his own burial site at the time, marking it by carving his initials on a tree trunk. He was buried here on new year's day 1881. His is the earliest documented grave in the cemetery. W.J. Ragsdale (1811©1884) a veteran of the Texas war for Independence is buried here, as are veterans of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Other graves include those of area pioneers and several generations of their descendants, T.J. Skelton and Robert Tatum, who built the Earles Chapel Methodist Church building in 1889, and a number of victims of the 1918 influenza epidemic. The original four acre plot was enlarged in 1889 when Elijah's son Lon Earle donated an additional two acres of land. Three more acres were added in 1972. The Earle's Chapel Cemetery Association founded in 1966 maintains, beautifies, and promotes the cemetery in honor of past, present, and future citizens of the community. As part of Cherokee County's cultural heritage, the Earle's Chapel Cemetery stands as a testament to the area's early pioneer heritage. This cemetery cataloging was completed in August 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

East Gum Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315805N
0951829W

 

USGS

East School

TX

Cherokee

school

315736N
0951540W

 

USGS

Elm Grove

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315218N
0950604W

 

USGS

Emmaus

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320054N
0950255W

 

USGS

Emmaus Church

TX

Cherokee

church

320126N
0950237W

 

USGS

Fain Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314218N
0950959W

 

USGS

Fairchild State Forest

TX

Cherokee

 

314711N
0952113W

 

USGS

Fastrill

TX

Cherokee

vanished community

 

Fastrill was established in 1922 by the Southern Pine Lumber Company and took its name from three people - FA - for F. A. Farington, former postmaster at Diboll; ST for P. H. Straus and ILL from Will Hill - the latter two company officials. In its heydey, it boasted a population of over six hundred, two churches and a school. The lumber company furnished the land, teams and tools for men to farm during off-hours but by 1941 a gradual exodus of employees after Southern Pine holdings were curtailed led to the abolishment of Fastrill as a voting precinct. When the postoffice closed in 1941, it became a Cherokee ghost town.

Barbara Knox
knox2616@msn.com

Fitch Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320237N
0950547W

 

USGS

Flat Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320248N
0952517W

 

USGS

Flying M Ranch Airport

TX

Cherokee

airport

315023N
0945740W

 

USGS

Ford Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314739N
0951328W

 

USGS

Forest

TX

Cherokee

locale

313054N
0950040W

 

USGS

Forman Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313504N
0950809W

 

USGS

Forman Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313509N
0950858W

 

USGS

Forman Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313512N
0950858W

 

USGS

Fowler Hill

TX

Cherokee

summit

313741N
0951222W

 

USGS

Frys Gap

TX

Cherokee

locale

315914N
0952031W

 

USGS

Gallatin

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315327N
0950843W

In 1901, after having donated land to the Texas and New Orleans railroad, J. W. and Miss S. A. Chandler had a townsite surveyed on their adjacent land. It was named by a Rusk attorney, C. H. Martin, for his native Gallatin, Tenn. The town was almost totally destroyed by fire in 1916. Gallatin was the first independent rural school district in Cherokee County and was also the first consolidated school in the county. In 1928 Gallatin farmer, J. D. Dickinson won first prize for his ears of corn at the International Grain Show. Pioneer settlers, before the county organization, were the Davises, Taylors, Jenkins, Henrys and Thompsons.

USGS & Barbara Knox
knox2616@msn.com>

George C Davis Archeological Site and Museum

TX

Cherokee

locale

313536N
0950918W

 

USGS

Ghent Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

315033N
0951852W

 

USGS

Gibson Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314200N
0950929W

 

USGS

Gill Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

315753N
0950620W

 

USGS

Glass-Felps Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

Unknown

Glass-Felps cemetery, as the name implies, contains the graves of persons associated with the Glass and Felps families. It is located south of Jacksonville, Texas on the west side of FM 2138. It is difficult to see from the road as it is on a slight embankment up from the road shoulder, and behind some brushy growth. Large oak trees and Crepe Myrtles on top of the embankment will assist in locating it. It is almost exactly 4 miles south of the intersection of South Bolton St. and FM 2138. The oldest marked grave is that of Britton Felps Jr. who died in 1850. The cemetery survey was done in May 1997 by Harold Acker and Gaylon White and was published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Goldy Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

320437N
0951028W

 

USGS

Gossett Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

315958N
0951617W

 

USGS

Gould

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320320N
0950902W

 

USGS

Grange Hall School

TX

Cherokee

school

314022N
0945844W

 

USGS

Graveyard Hill

TX

Cherokee

summit

314310N
0950248W

 

USGS

Green Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314226N
0950205W

 

USGS

Greenhead Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320643N
0951414W

 

USGS

Greens Chapel School

TX

Cherokee

school

315538N
0952405W

 

USGS

Griffin

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320217N
0950431W

The town of Griffin (in the early 1850s) was located on the northeast corner of the I. Kendrick league - who probably was the promoter for the townsite. It was a voting precinct in 1854. The postoffice existed until the present century but official records in the late 1880s refer to "old town of Griffin." However during the early 1900s, Griffin was a flourishing community with a school. John B. Kerndrick, known as cattler king, state senator, governor and U. S. senator in his adopted state of Wyoming was born near Griffin in 1857.

USGS & Barbara Knox
knox2616@msn.com

Grissom Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320554N
0950142W

 

USGS

Gum Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314715N
0952028W

 

USGS

Hall Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313819N
0951252W

 

USGS

Hampton Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320554N
0950142W

 

USGS

Harrison Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

313933N
0950524W

 

USGS

Hendon Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314224N
0950956W

 

USGS

Hendrick Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

313945N
0951306W

 

USGS

Henry Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315314N
0950700W

 

USGS

Henry White Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314056N
0950831W

 

USGS

Henrys Chapel

TX

Cherokee

locale

320631N
0950236W

 

USGS

Hester Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

313215N
0945941W

 

USGS

Hetty Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320205N
0951352W

 

USGS

Hogg Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314826N
0950723W

 

USGS

Holcomb Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

313936N
0951437W

 

USGS

Holleman Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

314544N
0951856W

 

USGS

Holliday Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313900N
0951034W

 

USGS

Holly Springs Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314915N
0951505W

Located Between Rusk and Maydelle just north of US Highway 84 on County Road 1702. The cemetery is at the end of a dirt road in a wooded unpopulated area. Keep bearing to the left on the dirt road. Holly Springs is a mixed cemetery with most burials those of people of African American descent. Ancestors of some of the oldest Cherokee County African American families can be found here. The earliest burials were those of White people, the family of Joseph Acker being the only ones marked. Elviray Thomason, wife of John Wylie Thomason, is known to be buried here in 1844 but no marker exists. Thanks to Willie Harold Acker, Sr. for all the early history information on this cemetery. The cemetery marker survey was done Sep,1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Holly Springs Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314843N
0951450W

 

USGS

Hollywood Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320230N
0951512W

 

USGS

Hope, Mount

TX

Cherokee

summit

314654N
0951609W

 

USGS

Horse Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315250N
0950221W

 

USGS

Hudson Chapel

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314353N
0950910W

 

USGS

Hudspeth Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315944N
0950006W

 

USGS

Hume

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315640N
0951957W

 

USGS

Hurricane Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

315951N
0952620W

 

USGS

Indian Mound Nursery

TX

Cherokee

locale

313538N
0950846W

 

USGS

Indian Mound Nursery

TX

Cherokee

locale

313537N
0950846W

 

USGS

Ironton

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315508N
0952224W

Civil War Iron Works. Chapel Hill Manufacturing Co. established 1863 to convert native iron into farm and hand tools. Used 100 Lousiana slaves sent here to protect them against possible capture by Union Army. Other industries also at site. Boiler explosion with large loss of lives among workers closed iron works. Raids on commissary by residents of area incensed because operator, Dr. Charles Glidden Young, did not serve in civil War, were death knell for operation. Raiders never arrested or punished. Young later became prominent in development of Texas railroads. 7 miles west of Jacksonville on US 79. Texas Historical Commission marker.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Jackson Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314240N
0950529W

 

USGS

Jacksonville

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315749N
0951613W

Jackson Smith founded town atop hill short distance northeast of orignal Gum Creek settlement. There he had blacksmith shop and first Jacksonville post office. He found site when he came through the area in 1836 and later as Indian Scout for Republic of Texas. Town had 150 population, 20-plus business. When International & Great Northern Railroad by-passed town in 1872, Jacksonville moved overnight to present site on railroad. Promenent features include: Tomato Bowl Stadium, W. A. Brown home, Lon Morris College, Jacksonville College, Newburn-Rawlinson home, John Wesley Love home, William Walter Newton home, Jacksonville City Cemetery, Judge Henry T. Brown grave, numerous churches, lodges, and a bottling plant. Several Texas Historical markers in city.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Jacksonville Club Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

315952N
0951141W

 

USGS

Jacksonville College

TX

Cherokee

school

315757N
0951647W

"Founded 1899 by East Texas Educational Society. Baptist Missionary Association of Texas-related then, owned by same organization since 1923. Had four-year curriculum at one time. Academy division closed decades ago. Site of 18 acres bought July 10, 1899. First classes held in one of J.A. Templeton's buildings on S. Bolton St. until first college building completed in time for second semester classes to use it. Member Southern Association of Colleges. Main campus N. Patton, Pine, Travis, Georgia Ave., owns other adjacent property for various buildings. Texas Historical Commission marker to be applied for." From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Jarrett Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315444N
0951245W

Off FM 22 on county Road 1514.

USGS &Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Java

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314703N
0951912W

 

USGS

Jim Beard Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

315859N
0952416W

 

USGS

Jim Hogg State Park

TX

Cherokee

park

314814N
0950730W

 

USGS

Jolly Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

314642N
0945756W

 

USGS

Jones Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314143N
0951003W

 

USGS

Jones Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315055N
0951152W

Located south of Jacksonville Texas on the north side of CR 1605 which connects US 69 with FM 347. Turn to the right from US 69 onto CR 1605 and go exactly one mile. The Jones farm is across a cattle guard to the right located at a sharp curve in the road. The cemetery is on that farm and is on private property. Once through the cattle guard the cemetery is on the left, just past an old home place with a chimney built of stones. It is a small cemetery and both it and the surrounding pasture are well maintained. The earliest marked grave is for John Jones who died in 1857. The cemetery marker survey was done in May 1997 by Harold Acker and Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS & Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Jones Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314145N
0951109W

 

USGS

Jordan Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320109N
0952525W

 

USGS

Jowell Center

TX

Cherokee

locale

315254N
0952216W

 

USGS

KBJS-FM (Jacksonville)

TX

Cherokee

tower

315816N
0951551W

 

USGS

KBJS-FM (Jacksonville)

TX

Cherokee

tower

320340N
0951850W

 

USGS

KEBE-AM (Jacksonville)

TX

Cherokee

tower

315848N
0951653W

 

USGS

KETK-TV (Jacksonville)

TX

Cherokee

tower

320340N
0951850W

 

USGS

Killough Memorial and Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

Located to the South of FM 855 about 3 miles West of Mt. Selman, Texas, on County Road 3431. Go west from Mt. Selman about 2 1/2 miles, then turn south on County Road 3405, go about 1/4 mile, then turn west on County Road 3411, go about 1/2 mile, then turn south on County Road 3431. County Road 3431 dead ends at the Killough site. All roads are paved roads but narrow in places. The cemetery is enclosed in a chain link fence, and in the center is a 12 foot monument built of native rocks and concrete. The cemetery marker survey survey was completed in August 1996 by Gaylon White and Oscar Wofford. A granite marker dedicated in 1965 stands just inside the cemetery gate. It reads: SITE OF THE KILLOUGH MASSACRE In this area on October 5th, 1838, the Wood, Killough, and Williams families, all relatives, were going to the fields. They were gathering crops grown in spite of Indian raids. Here less than a year, the settlers usually carried guns to the fields; but this afternoon were unarmed. Attacked suddenly, 18 pioneers were either killed or captured, never to be heard of again. Eight horseback riders escaped. The wives of Isaac Killough Sr., Isaac Jr., and Samuel Killough fled on foot, carrying a baby. On their third day of hiding, a friendly Indian saved them. This was the largest Indian atrocity in East Texas. Bodies of the victims who were found were buried here. (1965)

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

KOOI-FM (Jacksonville)

TX

Cherokee

tower

320340N
0951850W

 

USGS

KTLU-AM (Rusk)

TX

Cherokee

tower

314912N
0951019W

 

USGS

KWRW-FM (Rusk)

TX

Cherokee

tower

314912N
0951019W

 

USGS

Lake Acker

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

315827N
0951754W

 

USGS

Lake Palestine

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320328N
0952551W

 

USGS

Lake Striker

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

315602N
0945832W

 

USGS

Larissa

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320321N
0951929W

 

USGS

Larissa College

TX

Cherokee

school

320321N
0951929W

Oustanding college before Civil War, began 1848 in log structure. Put under control of Cumberland Presbyterian Church 1855, chartered February 2, 1856. Ranked with Harvard University, had strong science department and fine telescope for astroomy studies. Civil War wiped out male enrollment. College never recovered after that war, closed 1868. Was forerunner of Trinity University now in San Antonio, Texas. The college was the centerpiece of Larissa town founded by Presbyterians from Tennessee. Many outstanding state and national leaders in several fields began college education here. Story of town and college told in "Larissa" by J.L. Brown and Dr. F.H. Ford of Jacksonville in 1920s. 3 mi west of Mt. Selman, 0.5 mi south of FM 855. Texas Centennial Commission Marker." From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Larissa Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320354N
0951937W

Located at the intersection of CR 3706 and FM 855, which runs west from Mt. Selman, Texas. It is north of FM 855 and west of CR 3706. The cemetery is well maintained and has marked burials that began as early as 1850. It has a pavillion, is enclosed in a chain link fence, and has two rows of old magnolia trees running east and west through it. The cemetery marker survey was done in May 1997 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Larrison Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

312657N
0950253W

 

USGS

Lavender Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320307N
0951016W

 

USGS

Lewis Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314005N
0951002W

 

USGS

Lewis Family Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

The Lewis family cemetery is located on the North side of US 175 between Cove Springs and Reese, Texas, about 8 miles Northwest of Jacksonville, Texas. It is in a wooded area but has a driveway into it and is well maintained. The earliest marked burial is that of J.R. Lewis in 1915. According to the grandsons of J.R. Lewis, the cemetery was started about 1896 with the burials of several Lewis children at the base of the old cedar tree on the West end of the cemetery. The names of the children were not recorded, but they remembered several other Lewises that were buried here between 1896 and 1915. Thanks to Mr. Edward Gary Lewis and Mr. Hubert Lewis for this information. This cemetery marker survey was done Nov 1996 by Gaylon White and publisheed in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Lick Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314154N
0945755W

 

USGS

Linwood

TX

Cherokee

pop place

313951N
0945925W

Site inherited by Delilah Dill Durst from Helena Kimble Dill. Built about 1830 by John Durst, Delilah's husband, alcalde (mayor) of Nacogdoches (then in Mexico) 1826. Battle of Nacogdoches ended here with surrender of Col. Piedras' larger army to only 17 Texians. Later was home of George Whitfield Terrell (1802-1846), Republic of Texas prominent official. Also birthplace of George B. Terrell, State Representative, Commissioner of Agriculture, and congressman-at-large. 7 miles east of alto on SH 21. Texas Historical Commission marker." From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Little Atoy Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314457N
0950145W

 

USGS

Little Turnpike Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315357N
0950919W

 

USGS

Lizard Run

TX

Cherokee

stream

315057N
0950809W

 

USGS

Lockranzie

TX

Cherokee

vanished community

 

Lockranzie (accoding to deeds) lay north of the old San Antonio road, three miles of the Angelina River, on a fifty-acre tract east of present Old Palestine Church. As late as 1854 Lockranzie was a post office - early postal records include the word "Anglin's" while deed records refer only to Lockranzie. Tradition says that Peter Ellis bean was once the owner of a store and stage house in Lockranzie. Eventually Lockranzie could not compete with Linwood.

Barbara Knox
knox2616@msn.com

Lon Morris College

TX

Cherokee

school

315717N
0951634W

Oldest junior college in Texas, founded in 1873 in Kilgore by Dr. isaac E. Alexander as Alexander Collegiate Institute. Became property of East Texas Annual Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, South 1894. Junior college since 1912. Renamed Alexander College 1916, renamed Lon Morris College 1924 for R.A. "Lon" Morris, Pittsburgh, Texas banker, after he endowed school. First junior college west of Mississippi to have chapter of Phi Theta Kappa national honorary scholorship society. Member Southern Association of Colleges longer than any other junior college in Texas. Training center for U.S. Army in World War I, U.S. Navy air cadets World War II, College Avenue at Devereux St. Texas Historical Marker." From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission , Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Lone Dove Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315100N
0950744W

 

USGS

Lone Oak

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314422N
0951154W

 

USGS

Lone Star

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315712N
0950216W

 

USGS

Looney Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314755N
0945957W

 

USGS

Loves Lookout Park

TX

Cherokee

park

320144N
0951639W

 

USGS

Lowes Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315046N
0950534W

 

USGS

Lynchs Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

313800N
0951038W

 

USGS

Macedonia Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314622N
0950336W

 

USGS

Manson Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314242N
0950730W

 

USGS

Mars Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

315256N
0950142W

 

USGS

Martin Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314604N
0945919W

 

USGS

Martins Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

320430N
0950209W

 

USGS

Maydelle

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314802N
0951808W

 

USGS

McCann Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314420N
0951018W

 

USGS

McCann Spring

TX

Cherokee

spring

314418N
0950911W

 

USGS

McDonald Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315816N
0950538W

 

USGS

Meador Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315615N
0951360W

From the intersection of U.S. 69 and U.S. 79 in downtown Jacksonville go east 2.1 miles on Highway 79 N to the intersection of 79 and Highway 204 (Loop 456) then south 1.5 miles to where Highway 204 turns east towards Nacogdoches 2.1 miles to the intersection of 204 and County Road 1411. The cemetery is on the southeast corner of the intersection and is marked with a sign over a gate. The entrance is about 100 yards south on County Road 1411. The cemetery is well maintained and has a shelter with some tables for public use. The last known survey of the cemetery was done in 1969 for "Cemeteries of Northeast Cherokee County Texas" by Helen Wooddell Crawford, 1972. This book is found in the Jacksonville Public Library under call number GEN 976.4 Cr.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Medford Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

315321N
0950318W

 

USGS

Meredith Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314842N
0950523W

 

USGS

Merideth Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314007N
0951358W

 

USGS

Mewshaw

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314649N
0952133W

 

USGS

Miles Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315440N
0951849W

Located about four miles SW of Jacksonville, Texas. South from U.S. highway 79 onto FM 747, then south on County Road 3111. The cemetery is just over the top of a hill on the right side of County Road 3111. It is about two hundred yards down an unpaved lane on the right. The cemetery is about 100 yards square enclosed in a barbed wire fence. A pasture complete with cattle surround it. Although covered by trees it is occasionally mowed, but leaves and twigs are about six inches deep. Most graves are unmarked and some marked graves have broken and partially missing stones. CCGS member Sue Vaughn Taylor has some of her family in Miles cemetery and provided several names that are known to be buried there. This cemetery marker survey was completed in Sep 1996 by Gaylon White and published by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1997.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Mill Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320422N
0945910W

 

USGS

Miller Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313733N
0950826W

 

USGS

Mills Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315415N
0951931W

 

USGS

Mittie

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315818N
0951344W

 

USGS

Mixon

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320519N
0951236W

 

USGS

Monkey Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314253N
0945744W

 

USGS

Morrill

TX

Cherokee

pop place

313537N
0950352W

 

USGS

Mosley Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314450N
0951043W

 

USGS

Mount Comfort Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314832N
0951735W

Near Maydelle just north of US Highway 84, on County Road 1708. The cemetery is very large in area but has lots of empty space in the rows. It is entirely enclosed by chain link fencing and is very well maintained and orderly. In the extreme southeast corner of the enclosed area is a separate group of graves known as the Conner cemetery. Marked burials began with that of Dana Sherman in December 1878. This cemetery marker survey was done Oct 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Mount Comfort Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320326N
0951959W

 

USGS

Mount Cove Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314607N
0950016W

 

USGS

Mount Haven School

TX

Cherokee

school

315736N
0951953W

 

USGS

Mount Hope Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

313020N
0945656W

Site of James H. and John J. Bowman graves. Brothers served in Texas Revolution 1836, buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in north Wells. James H. Bowman, born 1820 Mississippi, died Texas Feb. 1886, was in Capt. Bailey Hardiman's Co. from Matagorda county. John J. bowman, born July 25, 1807, died March 30, 1890, was in Maj. George Collingsworth's Regt. at Goliad and La Bahia, in Capt. Phillips' Co. in Dimmit County, appointed 1st Lt. Inf. Regt. in Col. James W. Fannin's Regt. Because of illegible handwriting, military service of John J. Bowman not learned until 1984 although relation of the two men was well-known and their graves only few yards apart. Mt. Hope Cemetery of US 69 in Wells. Texas Centennial Commission marker on James H. Bowman's grave. Texas Historical Commission marker on John J. Bowman's grave.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Mount Hope Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314619N
0951601W

 

USGS

Mount Hope School

TX

Cherokee

locale

314554N
0951522W

 

USGS

Mount Nebo Church

TX

Cherokee

church

320744N
0951528W

 

USGS

Mount Nevelton Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320718N
0951943W

Located on the West side of County Road 3707, about 2 miles South of Bullard, Texas. It is located behind the Mt. Nevelton CME Church. The cemetery has a dry creek bed running North and South through the center. It is an African American cemetery and has burials dating as far back as 1903. The cemetery is surrounded by pasture and contains several large Oaks. It is well maintained and easily accessed. This survey was done in Oct 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Mount Nevelton Church

TX

Cherokee

church

320718N
0951943W

 

USGS

Mount Selman

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320405N
0951702W

Mount Selman, once a thriving town was death blow to Larissa with advent of railroad 1880s at one of the highest altitudes in East Texas, 692 feet above sea level. Once had bank, post offices, several physicians, railroad station, several businesses, cotton gins, livestock loading pens on railroad, good schools and churches. Originally called Mt. Vernon, name was changed to honor early physician in town. Development of automobiles and better highways started demise of town, located 8 miles north of Jacksonville on US 69.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Mount Selman Speed Bowl

TX

Cherokee

locale

320334N
0951916W

 

USGS

Mount Zion Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314253N
0950459W

 

USGS

Mount Zion Church

TX

Cherokee

church

320303N
0950812W

 

USGS

Mud Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314737N
0945839W

 

USGS

Mule Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315208N
0950253W

 

USGS

Musek Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313719N
0951336W

 

USGS

Musek Brand

TX

Cherokee

stream

313719N
0951336W

 

USGS

Myrtle Spring

TX

Cherokee

spring

314635N
0950346W

 

USGS

Myrtle Springs Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315613N
0950338W

On County Raod 4501 of FM 2274.

USGS & Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Myrtle Springs Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314728N
0950243W

 

USGS

Nelson Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314359N
0951025W

 

USGS

New Birmingham

TX

Cherokee

vanished community

 

The Cherokee Land and Iron Company, which was chartered in 1888, bought some 20,000 acres of land scattered over Cherokee County and planned the city of New Birmingham which was to be the center of the iron industry. A year later the town had a population of some 2000, graded streets, railway, parks, electric lights, schools, churches and a newspaper. The famous Southern Hotel was the center of social life - its guest book reading like a "Who's Who" with such persons as Jay Gould and Grover Cleveland, to name only two. When the promoters found that the East was opposed to any iron development in the South and West they sought needed financial assistance in London. But then trouble began. Although there is controversy as to the cause of the New Birmingham failure, undoubtedly the drop in iron prices plus the unsettled conditions of the early 1890s, might be considered the basic cause for its demise. By 1893, people had moved away, the charcoal beds and power plant were destroyed by fire and the TassieBelle furnace was blown in. By the beginning of the 20th century, New Birmingham was a ghost town. The famous hotel burned in 1926 and today, no trace remains of this once thriving Cherokee County town.

Barbara Knox
knox2616@msn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hope

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315524N
0951830W

 

USGS

New Hope Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315908N
0951823W

 

USGS

New Hope Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314001N
0950449W

 

USGS

New Prospect Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315707N
0951910W

 

USGS

New Summerfield

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315850N
0950537W

The New Summerfield community began in the 1840's when free land became available for homesteading in the area. Homesteaders were joined by relatives and friends. By the mid-1850's pioneers went there to avoid the forth-coming Civil War. Most of the early pioneers were farmers who settled in small neighborhoods. New Summerfield developed by merging these small neighborhoods... In 1895 Caley Amos Summers, joined by Thomas L. and Eliza Dodson, donated land for a school to be located near the Rusk-Troup Road on the Summers' farm. In 1897 Isaac W. "Ike" Tipton opened the first store near the school on land purchased from Mr. Summers. The post office was discontinued in 1905 and mail was routed through Ponta. In 1938 the post office was re-established. By that time another Summerfield, Texas post office existed, so the name "New Summerfield" was selected.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Newton Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314004N
0951249W

 

USGS

North Falcon Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314642N
0950104W

 

USGS

North Jacksonville Oil Field

TX

Cherokee

oilfield

320452N
0951337W

 

USGS

Oakland

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314851N
0951309W

 

USGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odom-Crawford House

TX

Cherokee

house

unknown

The Rev. Randal Odom moved here in 1847 and constructed this house for his family. The house was later sold to the Crawford family. It is, or was on the Texas Historical Commission and is located just Northwest of Maydelle,Texas.

Eddie Odom
hlodom@bayou.com

Old Baptist Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

The Old Baptist cemetery is located just southwest of the site of the old town of Larissa. Heading west from Mt. Selman, Texas, on FM 855, turn left on CR 3405. Go about 1/4 mile and turn right on CR 3411. Go about 200 yards and turn left on CR 3435. Go about 100 yards and turn left again on CR 3436. CR 3436 goes across a small creek and curves right up a hill and comes to a dead end at a metal pasture gate. Inside the gate there is a cleared field with a section of woods bulging into it from the right(west) side. The cemetery is in that bulging section of woods. Very neglected, overgrown with thorns and brush, only a few stones are still standing. Most are lying flat and covered with leaves and growth. According to M. Bossart, her grandfather made the sandstone markers and after his death, her father found them in an old barn and placed them in the area where he knew the graves to be. The actual cemetery marker survey was done by Oscar Wofford and Gaylon White in May 1997 and published by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1997.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Old Cunningham Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

Old Cunningham cemetery is located west of Jacksonville, Texas, just to the south of County Road 3305, about 2 miles east of Corine cemetery. It is on private property on the Bearden Ranch. It is on top of a small hill, and is covered other undergrowth. Only Two stones were well preserved, the other graves were marked by cut sandstones, some stacked into rectangles. There were about 5 graves readily evident. I did not check every sandstone block for inscriptions and do not rule out the possibility that there are other identifiable markers there. According to research done by Ms. Wynell T. Pugh, this cemetery was associated with an early church which may have been named Sandhill, Sandflat and/or Sand Springs. This survey was completed in 1991 by Gaylon White and published by Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1997.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Larissa Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

Old Larissa cemetery is located just southwest of the site of the old town of Larissa. Heading west from Mt. Selman, Texas, on FM 855, turn left on CR 3405. Go about 1/4 mile and turn right on CR 3411. Go about 300 yards or just past CR 3435. The cemetery is on the left on a hillside, through a metal cattle gate. The oldest part of the cemetery is enclosed in a rectangular chain-link fence and contains graves of some early white settlers. To the East and south of this fenced area, mostly in the woods and undergrowth are graves of both white people and people of African-American descent. To the north and west of the fenced area are the graves of people of African-American descent only. There are undoubtedly markers in the south and east wooded area that we did not find. Clearing of the area there would most likely yield more information. The cemetery marker survey was done in Nov 1996 and May 1997 by Gaylon White with assistance from Dennis Fowler and published in 1997 by the Cherokee county Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Old Palestine Church

TX

Cherokee

church

313926N
0950035W

 

USGS

Old Piney Grove Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315231N
0950934W

 

USGS

Old Prison Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314831N
0951000W

 

USGS

Old Rock Hill Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320135N
0952327W

In the Reese community near Jacksonville, Texas. It is on the east side of County Road 3410 to the north of US Hwy 175. It is located on private property owned by the Mrs. Ollie Handley family, and is extremely overgrown and covered with brush and fallen trees. Headstones are scattered throughout the cemetery with no distinguishable rows. There are many unmarked graves and empty spaces which probably contain graves. This cemetery, used by people of African-American descent, has marked burials as early as 1883 and as late as 1934. It is no longer in use as current burials are in the new Rock Hill cemetery, also located in Reese. The cemetery marker survey was done Nov, 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

One Arm Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314530N
0952023W

 

USGS

One Eye Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314501N
0951314W

 

USGS

Owl Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315530N
0952506W

 

USGS

Parks Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314321N
0951349W

 

USGS

Parks Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

314404N
0951026W

 

USGS

Pearman Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313443N
0951345W

 

USGS

Pearman Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313443N
0951347W

 

USGS

Pierces Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

315241N
0952229W

 

USGS

Pierson Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320216N
0951503W

 

USGS

Pine Crest Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

315659N
0951129W

 

USGS

Pine Grove

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315253N
0951948W

 

USGS

Pine Grove School

TX

Cherokee

school

315206N
0952025W

 

USGS

Pine Hill

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315931N
0950047W

 

USGS

Pine Island

TX

Cherokee

island

314801N
0945737W

 

USGS

Pine Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

320154N
0950958W

 

USGS

Piney Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320407N
0950825W

 

USGS

Piney Grove Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315243N
0950825W

Located on county Road 1508 near the intersection with County Road 1508 and 1504.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314813N
0951919W

Organized Saturday, Sept 16, 1854. Original members included Green and Hulda Hill, T.J. and Ellie D. Roach, William and Mary E. Herndon, Nancy Crume, Mary K. Farish, John D. and Tabitha Lindsey, W.W. and Mary Lewis, G.W. and Martha F. Panther, James M. and Jane Posey, and Frances S. Sawls. The church book with index was published in two volumes by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1992.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Pleasant Grove Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314327N
0950649W

 

USGS

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320528N
0952307W

 

USGS

Pleasant Holly Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314809N
0950219W

 

USGS

Pleasant Holly Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314839N
0950230W

 

USGS

Pleasant Plains Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315959N
0950658W

 

USGS

Pleasant Plains Church

TX

Cherokee

church

320019N
0950527W

 

USGS

Pleasant View Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

The Pleasant View cemetery is located on the East side of County Road 3104, which runs to the west of FM 347 just south of the loop of Jacksonville, Texas. It includes burials that are exclusively of people of African-American descent. Surrounded by pasture and woods it is nontheless easily accessed. Full of weeds and fallen trees and brush but appears to have been mowed occasional¬ly. The graves are not in identifiablerows but scattered through¬out with many unmarked graves and empty space. Marked burials began in 1907. The cemetery marker survey was done Oct,1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Ponta

TX

Cherokee

pop place

31.89883
-95.07745

Located where Highway 110 and 204 cross. Just south of Myrtle Springs Cemetery and Lone Star.

Jimmy Conner
jconner1@pdq.net

Pomona

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320042N
0951647W

 

USGS

Prices

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315357N
0952538W

 

USGS

Primitive Baptist Church

TX

Cherokee

church

312918N
0945623W

"Early church given by Frances Marion Sessions. Rube Session's will provided permanent care for structure. Seldom used now, available for worship and public meetings. Had "Independent" status during active days. Scene of Sacred Harp singing meetings. Texas Historical Commission Marker. From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission , Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Providence Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315320N
0951447W

about five miles south of Jacksonville, Texas, on the east side of FM 347. The cemetery has a central drive-thru road which divides it into North and South parts. It is a well groomed cemetery, with a pavilion and many large oak and pine trees. In 1984 the Providence Cemetery Committee set a stone reading: MID DEASON July 27, 1847 Jan 18, 1884 First grave in Providence Cemetery Remembered August 12, 1984. Harold Acker maintains the cemetery grounds. The cemetery marker survey was done 1993-1996 by CCGS member Sylvia Booth Acker and published by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society in 1997.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Providence Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315302N
0951448W

 

USGS

Pryor Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

314346N
0951217W

 

USGS

Pryor Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314315N
0951118W

 

USGS

Ragsdale Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315718N
0951825W

North of US Hwy 79 about 1 mile west from Jacksonville, Texas. Turn north on CR 3304 from US 79 across the railroad track and the cemetery is on the right. It is fenced and well maintained. The cemetery has been used by African-American families since the early 1880's and continues to the present. There are many unmarked graves and empty spaces which may contain graves. The earliest marked grave is that of Walter Jones who was buried in 1881. This survey was done in May 1997 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Ragsdale Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315625N
0951020W

 

USGS

Reagan Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314332N
0951052W

 

USGS

Redlawn

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314109N
0950546W

 

USGS

Reese

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320123N
0952331W

Located in the Reese community near Jacksonville, Texas. It is on the south side of US Hwy 175. It is very well maintained and is easily accessed. With marked burials that began in 1919, it is not one of the earliest cemeteries in this area, but is still in use at this time. Rows are well defined and contain very little empty spaces or unmarked graves. The cemetery marker survey was done Nov,1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee county Genealogical Society,

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Renfro Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320413N
0952313W

 

USGS

Resthaven Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315811N
0951711W

 

USGS

Reynolds Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

Located west of Jacksonville, Texas on the Sid Dudley farm at Ironton. It is on private property and is really overgrown. Go west from Jacksonville on US 79 and turn right on CR 3210 then almost immediately turn right again on CR 3214 and cross a railroad track. Turn left just past the railroad on CR 3212. The Dudley home place is on the right about 100 yards down CR 3212, past the house about 200 yards and on the right side is a gate made of steel pipe and painted orange. Inside the gate there are several old logging road tracks but unless in a pickup, you should walk in. The cemetery is on the left hand track about 100 yards north. On the left of that track look for huge old cedar trees which were probably planted when the cemetery started. The oldest marked grave is 1868. The cemetery marker survey was done in May 1997 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Rock Hill

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315822N
0950122W

 

USGS

Rock Hill Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

Rock Hill cemetery is located in the Reese community near Jacksonville, Texas. It is on the north side of US Hwy 175, directly across from the Reese cemetery. It is very well maintained and is easily accessed. With marked burials that began in 1902 it is still in use at this time. This cemetery is used by people of African-American descent, and is associated with the Rock Hill Baptist Church which was organized in 1897. Most rows are well defined but some contain empty spaces or unmarked graves. The cemetery marker survey was done Nov, 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Rock Hill

TX

Cherokee

summit

315821N
0950035W

 

USGS

Rock Hill Restland Park

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320128N
0952356W

 

USGS

Rocky Point

TX

Cherokee

summit

320025N
0951401W

 

USGS

Rocky Springs Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315116N
0951421W

About 300 yards west of the intersection in Dialville, Texas on both the north and south sides of FM 1910. The southern part is located beside the Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church. It is a well groomed cemetery, with a pavilion and many large oak trees.The cemetery marker survey was done Dec, 1996 and Apr, 1997 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Rocky Springs Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315116N
0951421W

Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church Organized April 8th 1848, by a group of settlers from this area, in the home of Thomas J Lindsey, under Elder Walter Ross. The known charter members included Minerva Crenshaw, Frances Halbert, John Halbert, Sally Margaret Halbert, Stephen Halbert, John Harris (an ordained deacon), Lucy Johnston, Thomas Johnston , Bathsheba Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, J. J. Lindsey, Thomas J. Lindsey, Isaac Sheppard, Seary Sheppard, and Wylie Thomason. True pioneers, these people had immigrated to the area just 3 years earlier when Texas was admitted to the Union. The Rev. George Washington Slover, said to have built the Atlanta Hotel depicted in the Civil War novel "Gone With the Wind", was the first Pastor. Soon after the organizational meeting, a log cabin was erected on the present site to serve as a place of worship. The bubbling springs here and at the Lindsey home probably inspired the Church name. The cemetery originated in the early days of the church; The oldest legible headstone is dated 1849. The original log church building was replaced in a few years by the present structure and in 1950, Sunday school rooms were added.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Rogers Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314801N
0951350W

 

USGS

Rome Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320524N
0952047W

 

USGS

Round Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314200N
0951115W

 

USGS

Rowe Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

315057N
0950809W

 

USGS

Rowe Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315059N
0950854W

 

USGS

Rude Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

The Rude cemetery is located on the south side of County Road 1616 which connects US Highway 69 and FM 347 just south of the loop of Jacksonville, Texas. It is surrounded by pasture and woods but is easily accessed. Full of weeds but appears to have been mowed occasionally. The oldest marked burial is that of E.D. Ross, wife of G.W. Ross Jul 14,1867. The cemetery marker survey was done Oct,1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Rusk

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314745N
0950900W

Founded 1846 by Texas Legislature when it created county and named town for Gen. Thomas J. Rusk, leading pioneer and official Republic of Texas, State of Texas, and U.S. Senate. William Roark surveyed town site. Town was Confederacy industrial, supply, training, prisoner of war site in Civil War; site of Rusk Unit of Texas Prison system in mid-1900s, now site of state mental hospital. Birthplace of James Stephen Hogg, first native Texas elected Governor of Texas, and Thomas Mitchell Campbell, also a Governor of Texas. Numerous historical sites in and ear city, including: Hatchett's Ferry & Inn, Rusk Footbridge, Dr. I. K. Frazer home, James I. Perkins home, Gregg Family home, Old Rusk Penitentiary Bldg., numerous churches, Confederate Gun Factory, Confederate Training Ground, Cook's Fort, Confederate Prisoner of War Compound, Cherokee Furnace Co., Texas State Railroad Park Several Texas Historical Commission markers in and near city.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Rusk City Park

TX

Cherokee

park

314805N
0951136W

 

USGS

Rusk Lookout Tower

TX

Cherokee

tower

314815N
0950659W

 

USGS

Rusk State Hospital

TX

Cherokee

hospital

314824N
0950927W

 

USGS

Russell Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314326N
0951035W

 

USGS

Russell Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314445N
0951122W

 

USGS

Rutherford Slough

TX

Cherokee

gut

315108N
0950005W

 

USGS

Saint Thomas Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

313653N
0950739W

 

USGS

Saint Thomas Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

313653N
0950740W

 

USGS

Salem

TX

Cherokee

pop place

314536N
0950818W

 

USGS

Sampson Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320000N
0950110W

 

USGS

Sand Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

313820N
0951247W

 

USGS

Sanders Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320642N
0950259W

 

USGS

Sandy Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

312919N
0950207W

 

USGS

Sandy Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315352N
0950549W

 

USGS

Sardis Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314156N
0951510W

 

USGS

Sardis Baptist Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314223N
0951508W

Was founded as the Church of Christ at Salem, Edgewood District, South Carolina, April 13, 1836. The entire congregation moved to Cherokee County, Texas. Finding another church in the area calling itself the Church of Christ but with different beliefs, the congregation changed its name to the Sardis Baptist Church, September 23, 1954. The minutes of the church were published by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society with an index in 1992.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Schoechler Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313436N
0951444W

 

USGS

Schoechler Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

313435N
0951445W

 

USGS

Selman Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

313947N
0945936W

 

USGS

Shady Grove

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315045N
0950126W

 

USGS

Shady Grove Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315101N
0950207W

 

USGS

Shiloh Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

313955N
0950652W

"James W. Rozell, child, first burial in cemetery 1850. Shiloh Church Restoration Association formed May 21, 1973 owns and protects church and cemetery 4 miles northwest of Alto on FM 752. Texas Historical Commission marker." From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission , Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Shiloh United Methodist Church

TX

Cherokee

church

313955N
0950652W

In 1845 Edwin and Martha Herry gave one-acre site for church. Name came from Bible. Congregation used log building until frame one built 1870, present one is on same site 1912. Active until 1954." From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission , Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Shooks Bluff Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

312716N
0950045W

 

USGS

Simpson Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

312703N
0945807W

 

USGS

Simpson Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

312703N
0945807W

 

USGS

Sixmile Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315405N
0951946W

 

USGS

Smith Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314053N
0951028W

 

USGS

Smith Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314534N
0950219W

 

USGS

Smith Family Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

Smith family cemetery is located in the Reese community near Jacksonville, Texas. It is on the west side of County Road 3411 to the north of US Hwy 175. Go North on County Road 3416 from US Hwy 175. Go about 2 miles and turn east on County Road 3414. Go about 1/4 mile and turn north again on County Road 3411. The cemetery will be on the left at about 1/2 mile. It is located on private property and cannot be seen from the road very well as it is overgrown with briars and brush. The large old cedar trees mark it. Only two stones, both overturned and partly broken, can be found. Mr. Travis Etheridge of Reese gave the names of three more which are known to be buried here but have no markers. These are George Clark and Ella M Smith, husband and wife, and their grandson. There are said to be possibly as many as 30-40 other early Smith related settlers buried here in unmarked graves. The cemetery marker survey was done Dec, 1996 by Gaylon White and Oscar Wofford and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Smith Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320100N
0951402W

 

USGS

Smith Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314056N
0951041W

 

USGS

Snake Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

312951N
0950543W

 

USGS

Snow Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

320711N
0951616W

 

USGS

South Falcon Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314642N
0950104W

 

USGS

Stafford Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

315256N
0950437W

 

USGS

State Hospital Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314946N
0950858W

 

USGS

State Hospital Reservoir

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

314845N
0950911W

 

USGS

Staton Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315548N
0951039W

 

USGS

Stevens Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314046N
0951259W

 

USGS

Stockton Lake

TX

Cherokee

lake

320206N
0951017W

 

USGS

Stokes Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313227N
0945325W

 

USGS

Stone Chimney Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320443N
0952518W

 

USGS

Striker Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315232N
0945632W

 

USGS

Stryker Creek Junction

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315321N
0950146W

 

USGS

Sulphur Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313217N
0950738W

 

USGS

Sulphur Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314701N
0945828W

 

USGS

Sunshine Mountain

TX

Cherokee

summit

314033N
0950906W

 

USGS

Sweet Union Church

TX

Cherokee

church

312919N
0950148W

 

USGS

Tailes Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314406N
0952037W

 

USGS

Tarrant Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320615N
0951847W

On the North side of County Road 3704, about 3 miles North of Mt. Selman, Texas. Take County Road 3701 to the North from Mt. Selman, then turn left onto County Road 3704. The cemetery is surrounded by pasture and contains a huge old cedar tree and several large Oaks. It is well maintained and easily accessed. The entrance is on the South side of the cemetery . The cemetery marker survey was done in Oct,1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Tarrant Field

TX

Cherokee

airport

320550N
0951740W

 

USGS

Tater Hill

TX

Cherokee

summit

315455N
0952300W

 

USGS

Taylor Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

315200N
0950756W

 

USGS

Taylor Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315233N
0950844W

 

USGS

Taylors Chapel

TX

Cherokee

church

320242N
0951232W

 

USGS

Tecula

TX

Cherokee

pop place

320111N
0951233W

 

USGS

Tecula Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320141N
0951154W

 

USGS

Texas A&M Experiment Station

TX

Cherokee

building

313548N
0950848W

 

USGS

Thompson Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314107N
0950952W

 

USGS

Thompson Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

320606N
0952429W

 

USGS

Tilley Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315835N
0951118W

 

USGS

Tillman Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315118N
0952208W

South and West of Jacksonville, Texas, on State road 747, just South of the Pierce's Chapel community on the right. It is a small family cemetery enclosed in a chain link fence and has a couple of very large cedar trees in the corners. It is well maintained. The cemetery marker survey was completed in August 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Trade School

TX

Cherokee

school

315813N
0951614W

 

USGS

Tulls Lake

TX

Cherokee

reservoir

320001N
0952201W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313215N
0945342W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314132N
0950625W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

314822N
0945850W

 

USGS

Turnbow Lake

TX

Cherokee

swamp

315613N
0950847W

 

USGS

Turney

TX

Cherokee

pop place

315432N
0951142W

 

USGS

Turnpike Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315501N
0950705W

 

USGS

Twin Lakes

TX

Cherokee

lake

320334N
0950952W

 

USGS

Union Chapel Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315835N
0950510W

 

USGS

Union Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315822N
0950258W

 

USGS

Union Grove Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315208N
0951717W

On the East side of FM Road 2138, about 8 miles South of Jacksonville. It is surrounded by woods but is near several residences. It is well maintained and the rows are orderly. The entrance is on the West end of the cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of Mary Ann Reynolds Patton in 1868. The cemetery was associated with the Union Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church which is no longer active. The cemetery marker survey was done Oct/Nov,1996 by Gaylon White and Gordon Bennett and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society. Historical marker on site.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Union Grove Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315208N
0951717W

 

USGS

Union Hill Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315823N
0950126W

 

USGS

Vales Church

TX

Cherokee

church

315354N
0950221W

 

USGS

Walker Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315125N
0950121W

 

USGS

Walkers Chapel Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315355N
0950038W

On County Road 4404 just off FM 235.

USGS &Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Wallace Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314927N
0952059W

 

USGS

Wallace Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

320207N
0951450W

 

USGS

Walnut Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314329N
0951416W

 

USGS

Warren Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

unknown

The Warren cemetery is located to the South of US Hwy 79 just before it crosses the Neches River into Anderson County. Turn south on CR 3220 and go about one mile and turn west on a dirt road which goes toward the river. About three-quarters of a mile down that road the cemetery is on the hill just before you start down into the slough of the river bottom. Long time Cherokee County resident Earl Miles remembered the cemetery from his childhood but stated that even then there were no readable markers, just certain plants growing there that showed the cemetery area. He judged the size to have originally been one half acre, large enough for 30 - 50 graves. Some names known to be buried here were provided by Doris Claiborne and Earl Miles.

Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

Weems Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314657N
0950744W

 

USGS

Weeping Mary

TX

Cherokee

pop place

313548N
0950934W

A small all-black community a short distance west of the Zebulon Pike Camp Site marker and Caddoan Mounds Historic Site. Founded by slaves in area freed after Civil War. Community never incorporated." From a brochure published by the Cherokee Historical Commission, Cherokee County Industrial Commission, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and Rusk Chamber of Commerce, used by permission.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
Cherokee County Genealogical Society
gordonbe@tyler.net

Wells

TX

Cherokee

pop place

312918N
0945623W

 

USGS

Wells School

TX

Cherokee

school

312919N
0950148W

 

USGS

West Gum Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

315919N
0951841W

 

USGS

West Mud Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

320700N
0950958W

 

USGS

West School

TX

Cherokee

school

315730N
0951700W

 

USGS

West Shady Grove Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315011N
0952206W

South and West of Jacksonville on County road 1904 which turns to the West off State Road 747 South of the Pierce's Chapel community. It is in a very scenic but lonely spot on a hill covered with old growth oak trees. It has a small permanent pavilion and a paved drive-thru. It is well maintained. There are some temporary markers that have become unreadable and several sandstone blocks which mark graves but give no clue to the individual buried there. This Cemetery marker survey was completed in August 1996 by Gaylon White and published in 1997 by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society.

USGS &
Gordon Bennett
gordonbe@tyler.net

West Shady Grove Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314927N
0952151W

 

USGS

White Oak Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313638N
0950912W

 

USGS

White Oak Creek

TX

Cherokee

stream

313636N
0950914W

 

USGS

Wiggins Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

315654N
0945943W

 

USGS

William Wise Oil Field

TX

Cherokee

oilfield

314128N
0951212W

 

USGS

Willis Ditch

TX

Cherokee

canal

320149N
0950007W

 

USGS

Wolf Hollow

TX

Cherokee

valley

320331N
0952107W

 

USGS

Woodall Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

314417N
0951028W

 

USGS

Woodville Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314821N
0950030W

 

USGS

Woodville Cemetery

TX

Cherokee

cemetery

314834N
0950053W

 

USGS

Woodville Church

TX

Cherokee

church

314803N
0950034W

 

USGS

Woodville Community Center

TX

Cherokee

locale

314818N
0950144W

 

USGS

Worley Branch

TX

Cherokee

stream

315536N
0952505W

 

USGS

Wright School

TX

Cherokee

school

315800N
0951637W

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