Bell's Chapel Cemetery
N 32° 28.743 W 096° 47.048
14S E 708226 N 3595699
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker commemorating the creation of the Bell's Chapel Cemetery, Pecan Hill, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2012 6:35:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMEV22
Marker Number: 7083
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. (1970)
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