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BECK'S CHAPEL, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Henderson County, East Texas

FM 59
About 11 Miles S of Athens
Population: Unknown

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Beck's Chapel
Photo courtesy Nick Samano, February 2017
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David Anding moved his family here in the late 1840s and is regarded as the founder. The community may have been named for an earlier church, but no information is immediately available.

There are, however, reports of a school being here in 1906 which schooled 43 area children. No population figures are available but in the 1930s there was still a church although the school had since closed. The prosperity of the postwar era drew more people away in search of jobs and only a few families remained. By the 1990s, the community was a virtual ghost town – with only a church, cemetery and scattered residences.

Beck’s Chapel was suggested for inclusion by Jack Palmer.
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Beck's Chapel Cemetery
Photo courtesy Nick Samano, February 2017
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