Mount Zion

Mount Zion, a rural community off Farm Road 2544 six miles southwest of Grapeland in western Houston County, developed around a school established in the early 1890s. In 1897 the two-teacher school had an enrollment of forty-five black students. By the mid-1930s the community had two churches, a school, and a number of houses. After World War II many of its residents moved away, and by the mid-1960s only a cemetery and a few scattered houses remained in the area.

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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