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Weeping Mary, Texas
Weeping Mary, Texas is located in Texas
Weeping Mary, Texas
Weeping Mary, Texas
Location in Texas
Weeping Mary, Texas is located in the United States
Weeping Mary, Texas
Weeping Mary, Texas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Texas
County Cherokee
 • Type Unincorporated Town
226 ft (69 m)
 • Total 40
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 1370986

Weeping Mary is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. It is located on Texas State Highway 21 about 12 miles from the nearby town of Alto. Founded by freedmen shortly after the American Civil War, Weeping Mary is little more than a sparsely populated town in the 21st century but there are some families still living there and an active community church. It is significant as the community closest to the ancient Caddo Mounds State Historic Site.


Weeping Mary was founded by recently freed slaves shortly after the Civil War. The community later founded a baptist church. A local school was run for the black kids in 1896 and had a record of 40 pupils. The town (like many others) was all but forgotten by the time World War II had begun. The population was 40 in 2000.

Urban Legends on the name

There are 2 known legends on how Weeping Mary got its name. The first (obvious) one is referring to Mary Magdeline crying at Jesus' tomb. But another one involves a former slave crying after losing her land after it was promised it wouldn't get taken away.


Students living in Weeping Mary are within the Alto Independent School District.

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