Lake Chapel Cemetery
Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas
Annual Memorial Service
Please join us in honoring our loved ones on June 1, 2024, at the Annual Memorial Service for Lake Chapel Cemetery. A brief business meeting will begin at 11:00am followed by the memorial service and lunch on the grounds. Cemetery memorials are an important part of our heritage. Please make plans to attend and participate in this time honored tradition for a day of celebration and remembrance.
Seven miles northeast
of Fairfield on Farm-To-Market road 488
Fairfield, Texas, 75840
Pioneers Simeon and Nancy Lake and their seven children settled in this area in the mid-1850s. They built a home, cleared the land, and began farming. The settlement which gradually built up around the Lake farm became known as Lake Chapel community after a small church was built on their property about 1856. Known as Lake Chapel Methodist Church, it was also used by other denominations in the area. A schoolhouse was also constructed nearby, and two acres of land were set aside for a community burial ground. The earliest documented burial in the cemetery is that of the infant daughter of W. L. and Laura Lake Thornton. A granddaughter of Simeon and Nancy Lake, the child died at the age of five days in 1874. The church and school buildings were later moved from the property, and the graveyard's size was increased over the years. Among those interred here are members of the Lake and other pioneer families, as well as veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The diverse styles of grave markers which can be seen in the cemetery reflect the social history of the area, offering a glimpse into the customs and traditions of the past.
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