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EBENEZER, TEXAS

Camp County, East Texas
FM 557
5 Miles SE of Pittsburg

Population: Estimated at 055 (2000)

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Ebenezer Tx, Ebenezer Church
Ebenezer, Texas Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began just prior to the Civil War when several families from Georgia brought their slaves and built plantations on adjoining plots.

Land was donated for a church, school and cemetery. The agrarian community had no businesses other than the basic grist mills and cotton gins.

Ebenezer lived in quiet solitude, relying on nearby Pittsburg for its groceries and goods. Ebenezerís history consists mainly of the chronological history of the community schools. Consolidation in the mid 1950s ended that story when schools merged with those in Pittsburg.

The population was estimated at a mere sixty residents in the late 1960s, shrinking to 55 in the 1980s. That number has been used through the 2000 census.

Ebenezer Cemetery Texas
Ebenezer Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2007
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