Bethel is a scattered community of rural residences on an unimproved road five miles south of Henderson in Rusk County. In 1903–04 a school there had one teacher and twenty-seven students and in 1907–08 fifty-six students and one teacher. Bethel is shown on 1936 maps as Bethel School. At that time a cemetery and a church were also located there. On 1965 maps only the church and cemetery are shown. Bethel is a farming and stock-raising community now in the Henderson Independent School District.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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