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    SHANKLEVILLE, TEXAS

    Newton County, East Texas
    on R-1415
    Between Highways 63 and 87
    9 Miles NE of Newton
    About 2 Miles SW of Burkeville
    E of Jasper
    About 65 Miles N of Beaumont
    Population: Unknown

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    Shankleville Tx - Mount Hope Baptist Church
    Mount Hope Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, November 2010

    History in a Pecan Shell

    The community takes itís name from Jim and Winnie Shankle, both former slaves. The two had separate masters which resulted in their separation when Winnieís owner came to Texas. Jim escaped to be with Winnie and Winnieís owner bought Jim from his owner, allowing the two to be together.

    After emancipation, Jim became a farmer and started accumulating property. Winnie died in 1883 and Jim five years later but the community they founded continues to this day.

    At various periods in its history, Shankleville has had a gin, sawmill and gristmill. Stephen McBride established McBride College (1883 to 1909) here. The community has two cemeteries and an estimated 50 families living in the region.

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    Shankleville Tx - Mt Zion CME Church
    Mount Zion CME Church
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    Shankleville Tx - Mt Zion Church cornerstone
    Mt Zion Church cornerstone
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    Shankleville Community Cemetery
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    Blum Male and Female College Historical Marker
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    Stephen Alexander McBride Marker
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