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CHERRY, TEXAS

Red River County, East Texas
At the end of FM 2283
2 Miles off TX 37
About 6 Miles NW of Clarksville
E of Paris
W of Texarkana

Population: Unknown

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Cherry TX - Stone's Chapel Cemetery
Stone's Chapel Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

See Stone’s Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker

Photographer's Note:
“The road is paved as far as the Stones Chapel Cemetery.  The road continues on as a gravel road west into Bagwell as County Road 2110.  At the cemetery there is another road CR 2123 that goes south to US 82.

Cherry is in a remote setting with only the Stone’s Chapel Cemetery to mark what had been Cherry.  There are only scattered farm buildings in the area.” - Gerald Massey
Cherry TX - Stone's Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker
Stone's Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Historical Marker - FM 2283, 6 miles NW of Clarksville

Stone’s Chapel Cemetery

The first known burial at Stone's Chapel Cemetery is that of Parson Amos M. Stone (1813-1862). A New York native, Stone was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister in Tennessee who moved to Texas in 1857 with his wife, Margaret Rodgers, their five children and his four children from his first marriage to Jane McConnell. In Texas, Stone became the minister of churches in the Clarksville area, preaching for a time in San Antonio before returning in 1861 to this area, where he also served in a Confederate home guard unit. At least three of his sons also served the Confederacy.

After coming to Texas, Stone led area residents in establishing Stone's Chapel Presbyterian Church on grounds near this cemetery, for which he donated land sometime prior to his death in 1862. The church continued until merging with Pine Grove Church in the 1950s. The Cherry School, named for early settler G.P. Cherry, was also located near the cemetery. There, Stone's granddaughter, Mable Gaines, served as a teacher.

Little evidence exists of the Cherry Community or the Stone's Chapel Church, but the cemetery remains a testament to the lives of area settlers.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002
Cherry TX - Stone's Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Red River County Texas 1907 Postal.
1907 Red River County Postal map showing Cherry NW of Clarksville
(Above "D and R" in "RED RIVER".)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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