Welcome to Old Perry Cemetery

Moody, Texas

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 town site 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.

History

The Perry Hills which are located about two miles north of Moody was the stopping place in 1851 for a group of hard pioneers from Ten

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Stories from the Past

A collection of stories from various sources

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Donations

Old Perry Cemetery Association, Inc. is a non-profit, tax- exempt cemetery association. Therefore,

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Grave Listings

Cemetery notes and/or description: This cemetery was established to serve the pioneer settlers of the Perry community.

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Unmarked Graves

List of UnMarked Graves.

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Memorial Restoration Project

Old Perry has a number of headstones in need of repairs to prevent further damage or even loss. The Cemetery Association

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Veteran Listings

Veterans Buried In Old Perry Cemetery.

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