Historic cemeteries in
Cherokee, Texas

Arnold Cemetery Benge Cemetery Berry Cemetery Berryman Cemetery Box Cemetery Bradford Cemetery Cedar Hill Cemetery City Cemetery Concord Cemetery Corine Cemetery Cornelius Cemetery Couch Family Cemetery Cummings Cemetery Douglas Cemetery Fitch Cemetery Ford Cemetery Green Cemetery Grimes Cemetery Harrison Cemetery Hendrick Cemetery Henry Cemetery Hester Cemetery Hogg Cemetery Holcomb Cemetery Holly Springs Cemetery Jarrett Cemetery Jones Cemetery Kilgore Cemetery Killough Cemetery Knoxville Cemetery Larissa Cemetery Lewis Cemetery Lone Dove Cemetery Looney Cemetery Lowes Chapel Cemetery Macedonia Cemetery Martin Cemetery McDonald Cemetery Meador Cemetery Meador Cemetery Meredith Cemetery Miles Cemetery Mixon Cemetery Mosley Cemetery Mount Hope Cemetery Mt Comfort Cemetery Mt Comfort Cemetery Mt. Hope Cemetery Myrtle Springs Cemetery Nelson Cemetery Old Baptist Cemetery Old Piney Grove Cemetery Old Prison Cemetery Old Rock Hill Cemetery Parkes Cemetery Parks Cemetery Pierces Chapel Cemetery Piney Grove Cemetery Plainview Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery Pleasant Holly Cemetery Pleasant Plains Cemetery Pleasant View Cemetery Providence Cemetery R&R Farm And Ranch Cemetery Ragsdale Cemetery Renfro Cemetery Rest Haven Cemetery Rock Hill Restland Cemetery Rowe Cemetery Russell Cemetery Russell Cemetery Sanders Cemetery Sardis Cemetery Selman Cemetery Shiloh Cemetery Shooks Bluff Cemetery Smith Cemetery Smith Cemetery State Hosp Cemetery Staton Cemetery Sweet Union Cemetery Tarrant Cemetery Taylor Cemetery Tecula Cemetery Thompson Cemetery Thompson Cemetery Thompson Plot Cemetery Tilley Cemetery Tillman Cemetery Union Chapel Cemetery Union Hill Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown (Antioch) Cemetery Unknown (Atoy) Cemetery Unknown (Corinth Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Emmaus Church) Cemetery Unknown (Griffin) Cemetery Unknown (Henry's Chapel) Cemetery Unknown (Lynchs Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Morrill) Cemetery Unknown (Mt Zion Ch) Cemetery Unknown (New Hope Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Old Palestine Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Pleasant Grove Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Rock Hill ) Cemetery Unknown (Rocky Springs Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Rocky Springs Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Salem) Cemetery Unknown (Shady Grove Ch) Cemetery Unknown (St Thomas Chapel) Cemetery Unknown (Union Grove) Cemetery Unknown (Wells) Cemetery Unknown (west Of Pine Hill Community) Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Walker Cemetery Walker's Chapel Cemetery Weems Cemetery West Shady Grove Cemetery Wiggins Cemetery Woodville Cemetery Woodville Cemetery
The Alamo, a mission in San Antonio, is perhaps the most famous historical site in Texas. It was the site of a key battle during the Texas Revolution in 1836.
Cherokee County, located in eastern Texas, has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Caddo, Kickapoo, and Cherokee. In the early 19th century, settlers from the United States began to arrive in the region, resulting in conflicts with the indigenous populations.

In 1837, the Texas Congress established Cherokee County, named after the Cherokee people, who had settled in the area. The county seat was initially located in the town of Rusk, which had grown as a result of the influx of settlers. Over the years, the county went through various changes, with the establishment of new towns and the growth of the local economy. Agriculture, particularly cotton and livestock farming, became the backbone of the county's economy.

During the Civil War, the county faced significant hardships as many men from Cherokee County enlisted in the Confederate Army. The economy suffered, and the county experienced both political and social unrest. However, following the war, the region gradually recovered, and new industries such as lumbering and oil exploration emerged.

In the 20th century, Cherokee County witnessed significant changes in its economy and demographics. The discovery of oil in the early 1900s brought an economic boom to the area, attracting new businesses and residents. Today, the county continues to thrive, with a diverse economy that includes agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The county also pays tribute to its Native American heritage through various cultural and historical organizations.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Cherokee County, Texas.

  • 1846: Cherokee County is created and organized.
  • 1847: The town of Rusk is designated as the county seat.
  • 1850s: The area sees conflicts between the Cherokee and local settlers.
  • 1861-1865: Cherokee County residents serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
  • 1872: The International-Great Northern Railroad is built through Rusk, boosting the local economy.
  • 1900: The discovery of the large Berry gypsum deposit leads to the establishment of the Frankston Gypsum Company.
  • 1930s: The Great Depression causes significant economic challenges for Cherokee County.
  • 1942: Camp Fannin, a World War II army training camp, is established in Cherokee County.
  • 1982: Lake Palestine is completed, providing recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.
  • Present: Cherokee County continues to be a vibrant community with a mix of agricultural, industrial, and recreational activities.