Near Tomball in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Spring Creek Park Cemetery
West Chappel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
This cemetery, appropriately named "Spring Creek Cemetery" since the majority of its northern and western boundaries follows the meanders of Spring Creek, had its beginning February 23, 1884. On that date, Henry Scherer sold 6.6 acres of his farm homestead to the local West Chappel Methodist Episcopal Church of Spring Creek, an African-American organization. The deed noted that it was Scherer's desire to promote public morality and religion and it was common knowledge that the land was to be used to house a Church building and cemetery. The erection of the Church never came to pass, but a number of burials, just how many is not known, did take place over the years. The cemetery is located on a high hill adjoining the northeast corner of the county's Spring Creek Park, in far north Harris County. On July 6, 1969, Harris County and West Chappel Methodist Episcopal Church reached an agreement for Harris County to acquire the property. Memories of the church congregation, community neighbors, and descendants have faded through the years. Few, if any, realize that this property was utilized as a cemetery for 85 years. Preservation of this
Erected 2013 by Harris County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is February 23, 1884.
Location. 30° 6.639′ N, 95° 39.154′ W. Marker is near Tomball, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Coral Canyon half a mile north of Brown Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in the northern section of the Spring Creek Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tomball TX 77377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Confederate Powder Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Spring Creek County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Salem Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Salem Lutheran School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Salem Lutheran Church Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Griffin Memorial House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pillot Family (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tomball (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tomball.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.