Forest Academy

Forest Academy, a farming community just off State Highway 11 and eight miles southeast of Sulphur Springs in southeastern Hopkins County, developed in the early 1850s around a combination church and school at a site in a dense forest. Each summer until the early 1900s the community, which was made up almost exclusively of Methodist families, held revival meetings in a large open-air church there. Around 1900 Forest Academy had a public school, which in 1905 had an enrollment of sixty. By the early 1930s the community had a church, a cemetery, and a few houses, and by the early 1960s only the church and cemetery remained at the site. Forest Academy was a dispersed rural community in the late 1980s.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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

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Place type

Forest Academy is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.07789460
Longitude: -95.49800780

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated