“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Jacksonville, Texas Historical Markers

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By Amanda Hartley, June 8, 2010
Craft Baptist Church Marker
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
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
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
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
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
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

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