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 

Marker : 
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.