Chris Cravens

JERUSALEM, TEXAS (Freestone County). Jerusalem, on the banks of Upper Keechi Creek five miles southeast of Teague in west central Freestone County, had a school for black students by 1891. In 1893 the school had sixty-seven pupils enrolled, but by 1903 it had only seven. The community also had the Jerusalem Church. In the 1930s Jerusalem had a church, a cemetery, and a number of dwellings. The church and the cemetery remained at the site in the late 1980s.

Freestone County Historical Commission, History of Freestone County, Texas (Fairfield, Texas, 1978).

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