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CHINQUAPIN, TEXAS

San Augustine County, East Texas

On Chinquapin Creek at Highway 103 and an unnamed road
9 miles SE of San Augustine
6 miles E of the Angelina National Forest
45 miles E of Nacogdoches

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was named after the Chinquapin Oak trees that are native to the area.

In 1904 the community had two schools with a student population of 100. The population was a mere 25 persons in 1940.

The town retains its cemetery and still has an active church.


Chinquapin Chronicles


"CHINQUA WHERE? The Spirit of Rural America, 1947-1955" By Fred B. McKinley - . Although Chinquapin has now disappeared from state maps, it lives again with the publication of this book.

Chinquapin, Texas
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San Augustine
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