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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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    History on a Pinhead

    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.
    Athens, Texas

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    ( From Bob Bowman's East Texas Sunday Drives )
    Athens: Where the hamburger was invented - Athens, New York, Texas Cheesecakes, LaRue, Brownsboro, Edom, Purtis Creek State Park, Eustace, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Caney City, Malakoff and Cross Roads.

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