Chapel History on a Pinhead|
The town had been settled sometime
prior to 1900 but information is scarce. It did develop a store, church and school
although no population figures are available. It managed to survive the Great
Depression, but the post war opportunities proved too tempting to residents and
they drifted on in search of jobs. All that remains in North Chapel today are
the church and a few dispersed homes.
may be the old town site refereed to as North Chapel by TexGenes.com. Located
on FM 1252 near Chad Loop.
On current maps this church is listed as North
Chapel Church. All the signs on site name it as New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Another site across the street is marked on the maps as the North Chapel School.
The school area is fenced off and I was unable to tell if any of the buildings
there were part of the original African American School. I have attached a picture
of what you can see from the road courtesy of Google maps satellite images. According
to a resident I spoke with, the North Chapel Church has not been in use for some
time due to many residents moving away. We were chatting through rolled down windows
of our vehicles so I did not linger long enough to get any more information. Internet
searches turn up empty handed..." -
Gobble, January 04, 2011
Mt Calvary Baptist Church |
Organized 1932 - Rebuilt 1960
Gobble, January 2011
Chapel Old School Site|
"Farm to Market Raod 1252. Kilgore,
Google Earth photo
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