St. Thomas Chapel

St. Thomas Chapel, on State Highway 21 fourteen miles south of Rusk in southern Cherokee County, was probably settled around the time of the Civil War. A school for black children was in operation by 1896, when it had an enrollment of twenty-seven. In the mid-1930s the community comprised a church, a school, a store, and a number of houses. The school was later closed, though in the early 1990s a church and cemetery and two stores still 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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