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Harris Chapel is on Farm Road 959 twelve miles northwest of Carthage in northwestern Panola County. The area was settled before the Civil War. The town grew up around a Baptist church established in the 1870s. A post office named Mahon operated in the community from 1888 until 1892. By the early 1890s the town had Baptist and Methodist churches, two combination gristmills and cotton gins, and a general store. In the mid-1930s Harris Chapel had a number of houses and a store, a church, and a cemetery. It had two churches, a cemetery, and a number of scattered houses during the mid-1960s. In the early 1990s Harris Chapel was a dispersed rural community with an estimated population of 180. In 2000 the population remained the same.

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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.

Belongs to

Mahon is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Mahon is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Harris Chapel)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated