Soules Chapel

Soules Chapel, on Farm Road 556 ten miles northwest of Gilmer in northwestern Upshur County, grew up around a Methodist church established in the early 1880s named for a Methodist bishop. A school was in operation there by the turn of the century, and in 1906 it had an enrollment of eighty-six students. In the mid-1930s the community had a school, a store, the Methodist church, a cemetery, and a number of houses; the estimated population in 1936 was ten. After World War II the school was consolidated with the Harmony district, and by the mid-1960s only the church, a cemetery, and a few houses remained. In 1990 Soules Chapel was a dispersed rural community for which no recent population estimates were available.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Place type

Soules Chapel is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Johnstonville)


Latitude: 32.83068590
Longitude: -95.07438480

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated