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Panola County TX
Panola County

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SNAP, TEXAS

Panola County, East Texas

Just off Highway 315
About 6 Miles SW of Carthage
Population: Between 0 and Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

Named after local doctor and early resident "Snap" Cariker, the community was settled sometime after the Civil War. A post office was granted in 1899 but closed its doors seven years later. After the closing, mail was rerouted through Carthage.

Snap, seems to have peaked in the 1930s when it was comprised of a church, cemetery and store (but no school). In the mid 1930s the population was less than 10 people. Postwar prosperity (see WWII) affected Snap as it did most towns and the community declined. The lone store closed.

Today, a church, cemeteries and some scattered residences remain.
Snap TX - Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
Snap TX - Cedar Grove Baptist Church  historical marker
Cedar Grove Baptist Church Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
More Texas Churches
Historical marker:
At 1050 CR 108
6 miles SW of Carthage

Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Soon after the Civil War, settlers established a community here, naming it Snap after Snap Cariker, a physician and early resident. On May 14, 1905, several members of what was known as Six Mile Church met under the leadership of the Rev. W.A. Reagan and organized the Baptist Church of Christ at Old Six Mile Church. They continued meeting in the facilties of their former congregation until making plans to build their own sanctuary in 1911. At that same time, members changed the congregational name to Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Christ, dedicating a new sanctuary in 1912 and establishing a Sunday school program. Four years later, the congregation became affiliated with the Panola County Baptist Association, and within a few more years it became known simply as Cedar Grove Baptist Church. The church later affiliated with other area associations, and preachers from nearby towns led services once a month.

The largely agricultural community of Snap supported several businesses until World War II, after which its population slowly declined. The church, however, continued to grow throughout the 20th century, eventually conducting services twice monthly and in 1951 establishing a full-time pastorate. The congregation supported numerous programs during its first century, including women's, men's and youth service and study groups, and annual vacation Bible school. Continuing to grow, the congregation also continued to build new facilities for its various programs.

More than one hundred years after its founding members first met as a congregation, Cedar Grove Baptist Church continues its work and service. Family-oriented, the church provides a focal point for the numerous residents in the area.
(2005)
Snap TX - Panola County, Bethlehem Cemetery
Bethlehem Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
Snap TX - Panola County, Bethlehem Cemetery
Bethlehem Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
Snap TX - Panola County, Bethlehem Cemetery  plaque
Bethlehem Cemetery plaque
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
Snap TX - Panola County, Six Mile Cemetery
Six Mile Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
Snap TX - Panola County, Six Mile Cemetery
Six Mile Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
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Snap TX old house
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012
Snap TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2012

Panola County TX 1907 postal map
Panola County 1907 postal map showing Snap
(From Texas state map
#2090)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Snap, Texas Nearby Towns:
Carthage | Marshall | Center
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