Philips, also known as Philip's Chapel, three miles east of Roane in eastern Navarro County, was probably established before 1900 and was named for an early local church. A Philips school was in operation by the early 1900s; in 1906 it had an enrollment of forty black students. In the mid-1930s the community had a church, a cemetery, a school, and a number of houses. After World War II most of the residents moved away, the church was disbanded, and the school was consolidated with that of Roane. In the mid-1960s all that remained was a cemetery and a few widely scattered houses.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Philips is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Chapel]
  • [Phillips-]


Latitude: 32.17626120
Longitude: -96.33414600

Has Post Office


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