This cemetery was established to serve the pioneer settlers of the Perry community. The first burial here was that of Jane Leach, a schoolteacher who died in 1854.
Perry was the site of several stores, a gin, school, Union Church, and a Post Office. Following a destructive 1873 storm, the residents moved to the townsite of New Perry (2 mi E).
The settlement was relocated at the present site of Moody (2 mi SW) in 1881 when Santa Fe rail lines were completed to the area. Only this cemetery remains at the original site of the Perry community.
Our mission is to preserve the cemetery and its history.
We continue to seek information on people that are buried in the Old Perry Cemetery, their ancestors who lived in the Perry Hills, Moody, and surrounding areas.
Your comments and emails are welcomed and we look forward to hearing from you.
Panoramic Views of Old Perry
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Headstone Restoration Photos
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