Pierces Chapel

Pierces (Pierce's) Chapel is on Farm Road 747 fourteen miles northwest of Rusk in western Cherokee County. The community grew up around a Methodist church named for Bishop George F. Pierce, who preached there during the 1860s on his way to the annual state conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. An early school was established in the church, and a separate schoolhouse was later built nearby. In 1896 the local one-teacher school had an enrollment of forty-seven. During the mid-1930s the community comprised the school, a church, and a number of houses. The school was later closed, but in the 1980s there were still two churches and a store 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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Place type

Pierces Chapel is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Pierce's-]

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.87739120
    Longitude
    -95.38161770

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