Folsom

Folsom Chapel, also known as Folsom, is on Farm Road 2026 six miles northwest of Center in northwestern Shelby County. It was established around 1880 and named for a pioneer family. In 1903 it had a one-room, one-teacher school for thirty-three White students. By 1938 the community school had expanded to include four teachers and 115 students. The local district also operated a school nearby for thirty-three Black students. By 1946 both schools had closed. In the late 1980s Folsom Chapel had widely scattered residences and a church, a cemetery, and a business.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Folsom is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Chapel]

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.85211640
    Longitude
    -94.26075480

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No

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No

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Folsom by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
30 2009 Local Officials