Bell's Chapel Cemetery

Bell's Chapel Cemetery (HM1R71)

Location: Waxahachie, TX 75165 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 28.742', W 96° 47.048'

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Founded 1875. Site for church and 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.
HM NumberHM1R71
Marker Number7083
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 708227 N 3595697
Decimal Degrees32.47903333, -96.78413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.742', W 96° 47.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 44.52" N, 96° 47' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)972, 214, 469
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2027 Bells Chapel Rd, Waxahachie TX 75165, US
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