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Cypress

Heritage Presbyterian Church

Originally constructed in 1916 near the banks of Little Cypress Creek, this chapel served the congregation of St. John Lutheran Church. Built by German craftsmen, it was designed with Gothic detailing. When the fellowship grew too large for the sanctuary, it was purchased by the members of Windwood Presbyterian Church and the congregation moved to Grant Road. Heritage Presbyterian Church was relocated to the present location in 1980. (Recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1980.)

Heritage Presbyterian Church Heritage Presbyterian Church

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7934 North Hwy. 6
Cypress, TX 77095

  GPS: Latitude: 29° 53.580'
Longitude: 95° 38.361'
  Key Map: 408 J

Perry Cemetery

The first recorded burial at the Perry Cemetery is that of Charles B. Grant (d. 1878), son of physician James W. Grant who once owned land in the southern part of the T. K. Wheeler Survey. Dr. Grant and his wife, Mary, are also buried at the cemetery. Drucilla (Dowdell) and Thomas Perry were early landowners here, and it is from them that the cemetery takes its name. When they sold the northern half of the Habermacher Survey in 1886 to Caroline and Christian Rumpel (also Rumbel), they stipulated that the existing graveyard be preserved along with one and a half acres. After Caroline's death and burial in 1903, Christian sold the property, adding an additional acre to the cemetery before he left Texas. The cemetery has been in use by community residents since the late 1870s. Family names include Anderson, Grant, Franklin, Hargrave, Mccracken, Park, Perry, West, and Williams. Descendants continue to be buried here among the many veterans, community leaders, and families. Cemetery features include family plots as well as a strangers' rest, where those not associated with the larger community or with families interred here could be buried. (Recorded as a Historic Texas Cemetery in 2002.)

Perry Cemetery Perry Cemetery

Location
 

10477 Grant Rd.
Cypress, TX 77070

  GPS: Latitude: 29° 58.030'
Longitude: 95° 34.585'
  Key Map: 369 F
  Tip: Private cemetery with locked gate