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ALLEN CHAPEL, TEXAS

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Houston County, East Texas

31 22' 21" N, 95 9' 2" W 31.3725, -95.150556
State Highway 7
1 Mile S of Ratcliff
E of Crockett the county seat

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Houston County TX - Allen Chapel AME Church
Allen Chapel AME Church
1 mile south of Ratcliff on CR 4710

Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018

History in a Pecan Shell

The community was founded by freed slaves around 1870. Around 1900 an AME church was formed and a building constructed on land bought from one Nat Allen - the communities namesake. A school was built in 1910 although no commercial district was developed. The community was quiet for the remainder of the twentieth century, suffering no disasters of note. The community continues to have descendants of the founding families living in the area and maintains a community center as well as a church.
Houston County TX - Allen Chapel  historical marker
Allen Chapel Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
Historical Marker

Allen Chapel Community

Emancipated slaves of pioneer landowners in nearby communities established homes and farms here in the 1870s. Life centered around the church and school near this site. Land for the African Methodist Episcopal Church was purchased from Nat Allen, one of the original church trustees, for whom the community was named. The one-room schoolhouse was moved to Kennard (3 mi. W) in 1968, but was returned to the Allen Chapel Community in 1985. Descendants of many of the original settlers still live here.
1986
Houston County TX - Allen Chapel
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018

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