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Rockett in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bell's Chapel Cemetery

 
 
Bell's Chapel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, November 29, 2015
1. Bell's Chapel Cemetery Marker
United Methodist Historic Site No. 348
Inscription.  Founded 1875. Site for church and cemetery was given on Dec. 27, 1875, by local landowners John and Elizabeth Gibbons. This tract and some later purchases were deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Church and cemetery were named in honor of confederate war veteran Jodie M. Bell, a church and civic leader in Rockett community, and first person to be buried here, 1877.

Red Oak Masonic Lodge No. 461, chartered in 1876, helped build 2-story chapel and meeting hall.

The lodge moved to Red Oak in 1894.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7083.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is December 27, 1875.
 
Location. 32° 28.742′ N, 96° 47.048′ W. Marker is in Rockett, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is on Bells Chapel Road, 0.3 miles east of Dawn Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waxahachie TX 75165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graves Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Red Oak Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Parsons' Cavalry (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ellis County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rutherford's Crossing Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Smith Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Baptist Church Of Waxahachie (approx. 5˝ miles away); Winniford House (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Bell's Chapel Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, November 29, 2015
2. Bell's Chapel Cemetery and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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