Larrisa Cemetery, AKA Hinton Family Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas

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October 31st 2021
Published: November 5th 2021
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by Cherokee County Road 3411
Larissa was a dispersed community settled by farmers in 1837 by the Killough, Wood and Williams families. (The Killough family had bad luck in 1838.)

T. N. McKee developed the Town of Larissa, and in 1847 they had a post office. In 1848 Larissa had a small schoolhouse, a masonic lodge, and some other services. Larissa continued to prosper over the years. In 1856 Larissa College was establised and soon the college was highly ranked in East Texas. The town was centered on what now is Cherokee County roads 3405 and 3411, about ten miles NNW of Jacksonville, Texas.

The US Civil War took Larissa on a downhill spiral where it did not recover. When the railroads bypassed Larissa, that brought the town to an end. Today Larissa is population zero, with virtually nothing remaining of their structures.

Now Larissa has two official cemeteries that are maintained. This blog is about the older of the two Larissa Cemeteries; also known as the Hinton Family Cemetery cuz 17 of the Hinton family rests there. The Larissa Cemetery is on Cherokee County road 3411 about a quarter mile East of the Killough Monument. (Also it is about two miles SW
John Killough stoneJohn Killough stoneJohn Killough stone

John was a mason
of the newer Larissa Cemetery.


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Roach stoneRoach stone
Roach stone

George was a mason

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