Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Cemetery 
Alto Cherokee County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop

Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site

4 miles northeast of Alto on FM 241 

Marker : 
Although few written records of this church exist 
before 1871, it is thought that the congregation was organized 
just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1871 the fellowship 
built a sanctuary at this site during the pastorate of the Rev. Jehu 
John Allen. The Mount Zion Church has produced several Methodist 
ministers from its membership. Part of the land deeded to the church 
by William Collier in 1871, by Wiley P. Cole in 1872, and by H. N. Lusk 
in 1882 has served the area as a public cemetery. The earliest marked 
grave, that of Hester Cole, is dated 1874