Cherokee County Home For Sale
East Texas Country Living - 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home sitting on 15+/- acres in Cherokee County Texas. Home offers kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area, family room, two car garage, carport, fenced backyard, nice tree shaded yard with storage building and plenty of land to make trails and explore
Alto Texas History
In 1849 the original town site of Alto (a form of the Latin word for high), so named by Captain Henry Berryman because of its location on the dividing ridge between the Angelina and the Neches rivers, was a magnificent prairie surrounded by forest," part of an extensive acreage on the old Barr and Davenport grant which had just been purchased by Colonel Robert F. Mitchell. About 1851 Colonel Mitchell hauled goods from Shreveport by ox-wagon and opened a store on the southeast corner formed by the intersection of Marcus Street and the King's Highway, afterward successively owned by G. S. Doty and Doctor J. M. Noell. Such was the beginning of Alto.