Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop
Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site
about 4.5 miles southeast of Jacksonville on FM 22 then south on cemetery road
In 1850 Devereux and Polly Ann Jarratt of Virginia settled in
this area. In 1858 their sons Henry Morris Jarratt and Wade
Jarratt set aside the original cemetery plot for family and public burial.
The first burial was a transient worker, Mr. Watts, in 1858. Additional
land was acquired later from contributions of many. An association was
formed in 1961 and a permanent foundation fund incorporated in 1963.
Original members of both boards: Dave Cole, Troy D. Haws, Gordon
Sharp, J. J. Cole, Bruce Bounds, Dave Josey, John Ousley,
Fred Thompson, A. C. Jenkins, Buck Fling, Earl Morton, and M. D. Arrington.
Descendants, friends, neighbors and the public have joined to make this
a hallowed resting place for loved ones.