Shiloh Methodist Church and Cemetery
Alto, Cherokee County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop
Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site
FM 752, 3 miles northwest of Alto
The burial of a child, James W. Rozelle, was allowed
on this wooded rise in 1850 by land owners Edwin and Martha Harry.
In 1854 the Harrys allotted one acre at this site for a Methodist church,
called Shiloh after the popular biblical place name. The original trustees were
David Byrd, Edwin Harry, Daniel Henderson, Jesse Hill, and Thomas Singletary,
all buried here. The congregation first met in a log building until a frame structure
was erected in 1870. In 1912 church members built the present sanctuary on the
first site. The church was active until 1954.