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Bell's Chapel Cemetery

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Bell Chapel Rd. off FM 813, Rockett Community, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 28' 44.704452", -96° 47' 5.598636"
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    Founded 1875. Site for church 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.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Bell's Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Rockett Community, Texas

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