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Robertson County TX
Robertson County

Hearne Hotels


BLACK JACK, TEXAS
or Blackjack, Texas

Where "Aunt Jemima" Rosie Lee Moore is Buried

Robertson County, Central Texas South

Where FM 2549 meets FM 391
4 miles E of Hearne
S of Franklin
Population: 45 (2000)

Black Jack Area Hotels > Hearn Hotels
Blackjack Tx Road Sign
Entering Blackjack
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History on a Pinhead

The community appeared around the turn of the 20th century. Due to its proximity to Hearne, growth didn’t stand a chance and the town was content to exist with church and school. Soon after opening, it was decided that even the school wasn’t necessary and it closed.

What little history Black Jack experienced is held in the Robertson County history books and the town is considered a “dispersed community.”

Blackjack Landmarks

Black Jack Tx Community Church
Black Jack Community Church
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Blackjack Tx Rosie Lee Moore Headstone
Rosie Lee Moore Headstone
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Aunt Jemima Rosie Lee Moore Headstone, Blackjack Tx
Rosie was "Aunt Jemima" for Quaker Oats Co. for 25 years
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Blackjack Tx Suggs Cemetery historical Marker
Suggs Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

Suggs Cemetery

Calvin A. Suggs and his family came to Texas from Georgia in the late 1860s. They settled in this area about 1868, and Suggs purchased eighty acres of land. This cemetery was established on Suggs' land and has served as the principal burial ground for the Black Jack community for over a century. The oldest documented grave here is that of Jera William McWilliams, who died on October 11, 1880. Many pioneer settlers of this area are interred in the Suggs Cemetery in marked and unmarked graves. It serves as a reminder of the area's early heritage.
(1989)
Black Jack Tx Suggs Cemetery
Suggs Cemetery
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Blackjack Tx Hammond Colony Cemetery
Hammond Colony Cemetery
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Blackjack Tx Closed Tank Battery
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

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Black Jack, Texas Nearby Towns:
Hearne | Franklin
See Robertson County | Central Texas South

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