“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jacksonville, Texas

Clickable Map of Cherokee County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cherokee County, TX (89) Anderson County, TX (52) Angelina County, TX (56) Henderson County, TX (38) Houston County, TX (97) Nacogdoches County, TX (141) Rusk County, TX (14) Smith County, TX (104)  CherokeeCounty(89) Cherokee County (89)  AndersonCounty(52) Anderson County (52)  AngelinaCounty(56) Angelina County (56)  HendersonCounty(38) Henderson County (38)  HoustonCounty(97) Houston County (97)  NacogdochesCounty(141) Nacogdoches County (141)  RuskCounty(14) Rusk County (14)  SmithCounty(104) Smith County (104)
Rusk is the county seat for Cherokee County
Jacksonville is in Cherokee County
      Cherokee County (89)  
      Anderson County (52)  
      Angelina County (56)  
      Henderson County (38)  
      Houston County (97)  
      Nacogdoches County (141)  
      Rusk County (14)  
      Smith County (104)  
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1 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 20081 — Annie Ella (McCallum) Ault
One of the earliest Texas women to receive a United States patent, Annie Ella (McCallum) Ault (1880-1935) was born in Panola County. She married Charles Wesley (CW) Ault (1861-1949) on January 27, 1900, and they settled at his pineywoods farm in . . . Map (db m232297) HM
2 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 13972 — Craft Baptist Church
Organized in 1891 at the Shiloh schoolhouse by members of the Baptist Church of Christ at Corinth, this church was originally called the Baptist Church of Christ at Shiloh. Charter members elected E. M. Carter as the first pastor. The church was . . . Map (db m31865) HM
3 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 12621 — David Greene Templeton(Aug. 5, 1815 - June 29, 1871)
Cherokee County pioneer David Greene Templeton arrived in the county shortly after the legislature organized it in 1846. Settling in the Gum Creek community (later Old Jacksonville), the North Carolina native became a prominent landowner and civic . . . Map (db m232776) HM
4 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6684 — Earle's Chapel Cemetery
Elijah Earle (1804-1880) and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Jarratt Tatum (1824-1904), 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 . . . Map (db m122853) HM
5 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6763 — Earle's Chapel Methodist Church
Settlement of the Earle's Chapel community began several years before the organization of Cherokee County. W. J. Ragsdale (1811-1884), a veteran of the Texas War for Independence, and his wife Patsy McAdams (1816-1898) had settled on Prairie Branch . . . Map (db m122852) HM
6 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6766 — First Baptist ChurchOf Jacksonville
This congregation traces it history to the origins of the town of Jacksonville. When the International and Great Northern Railroad promoted the new town of Jacksonville along its rail line in 1872, city lots were set aside for local churches. . . . Map (db m122855) HM
7 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — In Memory of All Cherokee County Veterans
Who Served With Honor in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Reverse Side of 1st Monument World War I Frazier Bagley • John T. Bagley • Marcellus Beeman • H. Bradford • Henry Coleman • Tom Finley • Sam F. Glenn • . . . Map (db m232472) WM
8 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6955 — Jackson Smith(1814-1897)
A blacksmith by trade, Kentuckian Jackson Smith came to Texas in the 1830s and participated in the war for independence. He later visited this area as a Republic of Texas scout. In the 1840s, he settled southwest of here in the Gum Creek community. . . . Map (db m232778) HM
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9 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 11803 — Jacksonville College
The East Texas Educational Society was formed in the spring of 1899 to establish and maintain a Baptist college in East Texas which would provide academic and cultural training with a religious influence. The group chose Jacksonville for the college . . . Map (db m232669) HM
10 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 12915 — Jacksonville Independent School District
Jacksonville's early settlers valued education and had a school as early as 1846 at the original townsite. The Texas Legislature authorized creation of county school districts in 1854, and by the 1860s, Old Jacksonville supported at least two . . . Map (db m232616) HM
11 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 23343 — Jacksonville's Public Square
Jackson Smith, a Republic of Texas soldier and scout who first explored the Gum Creek area in 1838, returned in 1847 and built a house and blacksmith shop where F.C. Hardgraves, James G. Earle, David Templeton and others had started a community. . . . Map (db m232299) HM
12 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6872 — John Wesley Love Home
Known as "The Peach King" for his large peach orchards, John Wesley Love was born near Jacksonville in 1858. He and his wife, Texanna (Pickens), had this home built in 1902-03 to accommodate their family of twelve children. The turn-of-the-century . . . Map (db m232613) HM
13 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6618 — Judge H.T. Brown(August 17, 1885 - April 3, 1958)
Judge of the 2nd District for over 13 years. Respected for his quiet studious and careful handling of cases. Taught in country school at 20. Was chosen County School Superintendent, Judge. Served in legislature 1920's- 1930s. Married Mary Ethel . . . Map (db m232769) HM
14 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6848 — Lon Morris College
Oldest junior college in Texas. Founded 1873 in Kilgore by Dr. Isaac Alexander, pioneer educator, as Alexander Institute. In 1875 it became property of the East Texas (now the Texas) conference of the Methodist Church. It was moved to Jacksonville . . . Map (db m232667) HM
15 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6965 — Love's Lookout
On this nine mile long ridge there are two historic lookout points which command a view of 30 to 35 miles. Between this site, with an elevation of 713 ft., and Point Lookout (1/4 mi. NW), lies a narrow valley. An Indian trail and later a pioneer . . . Map (db m31698) HM
16 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — Memorial to Our World War Dead
William Stanley Allen • Thomas L. Ballew • Pearl Beard • William Flournoy Bence • Meddie L. Blanton • Harold Columbus Chapman • Jimmie Walter Claiborne • Joseph Gaston Cook • William Sidney Davis • Henry Grady Earle • John Willie Heermans • Donlie . . . Map (db m232471) WM
17 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 12631 — Nan Travis Memorial Hospital
Originally known as the Cherokee Sanitarium, this hospital began in 1919 as a nine-bed facility in a small Jacksonville apartment house. In 1925, a larger facility was constructed, and five years later, the hospital was renamed to honor Nan Travis . . . Map (db m232627) HM
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18 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 11808 — Newburn-Rawlinson House
The Rev. John Madison Newburn (1868-1926), a native of Mississippi, came to Jacksonville from Neches, Texas, in the winter of 1896 to assume the pastorate of the First Baptist Church. He and his wife Lula purchased property on this site in 1901 from . . . Map (db m232694) HM
19 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6636 — Old Neches Saline Road(Crosses Highway 175 Here)
Originally an Indian trail. Used in 1765 by the Spanish priest Calahorra on an Indian peace mission. Gained importance, 1820s, for use in hauling salt from Neches Saline to Nacogdoches. Survivors of the Killough family massacre of 1838 fled via . . . Map (db m81748) HM
20 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6619 — Oldest Home in Jacksonville
Begun in Texas colonial style, 1857. W.A. Brown (1841-1933), veteran of Gen. N.B. Forrest's Confederate Cavalry, built main structure, 1874. Victorian additions in 1890's. Lumber, hand-sawn heart pine, cut nearby. Square nails. Brick of local . . . Map (db m232302) HM
21 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 18778 — Sea Scouts Ship 400
As a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, sea scouting promotes mental and physical fitness through maritime skills. In 1936, Jacksonville attorney John C. Box, Jr., organized a unit for local boys, sailing the Sea Scouts Ship 400. The Sea Scouts . . . Map (db m136138) HM
22 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6643 — Site of First Free Public School
In 1885 a two-story frame structure was built on this site and served as the first free public school in Jacksonville. It was destroyed by a tornado in 1890. A three-story brick building was erected here in 1910-12. Known as East Side School, it . . . Map (db m232624) HM
23 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 13966 — Sweet Union Baptist Church
Former slaves, led by the Rev. T.B. Johnson, organized Sweet Union Baptist Church in 1887 shortly after the establishment of Jacksonville. Members met in a schoolhouse before erecting their own building in 1894. The church moved to this site by the . . . Map (db m232303) HM
24 Texas, Cherokee County, Jacksonville — 6645 — Thomas Jefferson Dean(Aug. 5, 1883 - Feb. 5, 1949)
Born on a farm in Gregg County, Tom Dean became pastor of the First Christian Church in Jacksonville in 1909, four years before graduating from Texas Christian University. He led efforts to establish the town's public library and first Boy Scout . . . Map (db m232774) HM
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Apr. 19, 2024