Jackson Cemetery – Chapin

Jackson Cemetery served the rural communities of Mary’s Creek and Chapin; the earliest marked grave is dated 1867. John L Jackson, a banker, lawyer, rancher and large area landowner here and in Weatherford, acquired this and surrounding property from the heirs of LH. and Lizzie Chapin in 1899. Jackson’s prominent gravestone, dated 1919, is located in the southwest corner of the half-acre parcel; the cemetery has remained in the ownership of Jackson family descendants. The site contains about twenty grave markers and an unknown number of unmarked graves. The site originally contained one acre; some graves are thought to have been covered by an adjacent church parking lot.

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