Historic cemeteries in
Freestone, Texas

Antioch Cemetery #1 Antioch Cemetery #2 Antioch Cemetery #3 Asia Cemetery Avant Prairie Cemetery Baker-Prowell Cemetery Bateman Cemetery Bedias Cemetery Bennett Cemetery Bethelhem Cemetery Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery Bonner Cemetery Bottoms Cemetery Box Church Cemetery Brewer Cemetery Brooke Cemetery Brown Chapel Cemetery Cade Cemetery Carine Cemetery Carter Cemetery #1 Carter Cemetery #2 Cedar Grove Cemetery Chancellor Union Cemetery City Of Fairfield Cemetery Claypool Cemetery Clough Cemetery Compton Family Cemetery Cotton Gin Cemetery #1 Cotton Gin Cemetery #2 Cottonwood Terrace Cemetery Couchman Hill Snalen Cemetery Cox Cemetery Crouch Cemetery Crumbie Cemetery Daniel Memorial Orphanage Cemetery Dave Anderson Cemetery Day Cemetery Dew Cemetery Donie Cemetery Doris Walker Cemetery Dover Cemetery Driver Cemetery Dunn Cemetery Edwards Cemetery Fairfield Baptist Cemetery Fairfield Methodist Cemetery George Cemetery Gibson Chapel Cemetery Gordon Cemetery Gorman Cemetery Grayson Chapel Cemetery Greenbriar Cemetery Greenwood Cemetery Grove Island Memorial Cemetery Grover Cemetery Hammett Cemetery Harp Cemetery Harrison Chapel Cemetery Hickory Grove Cemetery Hill Cemetery #1 Hill Cemetery #2 Hillery Chapel Cemetery Holder Cemetery Holly Grove Cemetery Hopewell Cemetery #1 Hopewell Cemetery #2 Hopson-Burleson Memorial Cemetery Jameson Cemetery Jasper Gibbs Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Johnson Cemetery Johnson Cemetery Jordan Cemetery Kelly Cemetery Kendrick Cemetery Kigore Cemetery Lake Chapel Cemetery Lamb Cemetery Lee Cemetery Lewis Family Cemetery Lindley Cemetery Llewellyn Cemetery Lone Star Cemetery Longbotham Cemetery Mayes Cemetery McDaniel Cemetery #1 McDaniel Cemetery #2 Midway Cemetery Miller Cemetery Mims Cemetery Mount Levestone Cemetery Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Mt. Zion Cemetery Needham Cemetery Nettle Cemetery New Hope Cemetery #1 New Hope Cemetery #2 New Zion Baptist Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Oak Island Cemetery Ogden Family Cemetery Old Anglon Cemetery Old Davis Place Cemetery Old Hill-Blackman Cemetery Old Mexican Cemetery Old Spring Seat Cemetery Old Zion Cemetery Patrick Cemetery Philpott Cemetery Pine Top Cemetery Post Oak Cemetery #1 Post Oak Cemetery #2 R.O. Key Mountain Cemetery Red Cemetery Rehobath Cemetery Rhode Island Cemetery Riddle Cemetery Robinson Cemetery Rocky Branch Cemetery Rocky Mountain Cemetery Salem Cemetery Salem Cemetery #1 Salem Cemetery #2 Samford Cemetery Sand Hill Cemetery Sand Town Cemetery Session Cemetery Shanks Cemetery Shiloh Cemetery Sloan Cemetery Snead-Bean Cemetery Spillers Cemetery Springfield Cemetery St. Elmo Cemetery Steward's Mill Cemetery Stone Cemetery Streety Cemetery Stroud Cemetery Talley Family Cemetery Tippen Cemetery Tipper Cemetery Troy Cemetery Tyus Cemetery Union Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown (E Of Lanely, Plum Creek) Cemetery Unknown (E Of White Rock Creek) Cemetery Unknown (N. Of Willis Cem, Holly Branch Of Keechi Creek) Cemetery Unknown (Post Oak Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Union Ch) Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Graves (Big Brown Creek) Cemetery Unnamed Cemetery Vernell Cemetery Ward Prairie Cemetery Webb Branch Cemetery Whitt Cemetery Wildwood Cemetery Willis Cemetery Wilson Chapel Cemetery Woodland Cemetery Wortham Cemetery
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Freestone County, located in central-east Texas, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The region was home to various Native American tribes, including the Cherokee, Caddo, and Tonkawa, before European settlement. The arrival of Spanish explorers and later American settlers in the 19th century greatly impacted the area and shaped its history.

In the early 1800s, the region was a part of the Spanish province of Tejas, and later became a part of Mexico after gaining independence from Spain. The first American settlers arrived in the area in the early 1830s, and the region became a part of the Republic of Texas in 1836. During this time, the county was primarily used for farming and ranching, with cotton becoming an important cash crop.

The county was officially established in 1850 and named after James Freestone, who fought in the Texas Revolution. It quickly grew as more settlers arrived, and communities such as Fairfield and Teague were established as agricultural centers. In the late 19th century, the arrival of the railroad further bolstered the county's economy and facilitated transportation and commerce.

In the 20th century, Freestone County faced the challenges brought by the Great Depression, but managed to recover with the help of government programs and the establishment of manufacturing industries. Today, the county continues to be an agricultural region known for its fertile soils, producing a variety of crops including cotton, corn, and sorghum. It also boasts a rich natural heritage, with attractions such as Fairfield Lake State Park attracting visitors to enjoy outdoor activities in a picturesque setting.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Freestone County, Texas.

  • 1836 - Texas gains independence from Mexico
  • 1846 - Freestone County is established
  • Late 1800s - County experiences growth in population and agriculture
  • 1893 - Texas State Railroad extends into Freestone County, boosting transportation and commerce
  • Mid-1900s - County sees advancements in infrastructure, education, and healthcare
  • 1980s - Oil and gas production becomes a significant industry
  • Present - Freestone County continues to thrive as a rural community, known for agriculture and outdoor recreation