Bethel, TX (Freestone County)


By: Chris Cravens

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Updated: September 30, 2020


Bethel is six miles east of U.S. Highway 84 and thirteen miles southeast of Fairfield in southeast Freestone County. Bethel School had thirty-one White pupils in 1891 and thirty-eight in 1903. Little Bethel School had nineteen Black pupils in 1891 and thirty-nine in 1899. By the 1930s the community had only three or four scattered dwellings. In the 1960s only one dwelling and a cemetery remained.

Freestone County Historical Commission, History of Freestone County, Texas (Fairfield, Texas, 1978).

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Chris Cravens, “Bethel, TX (Freestone County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bethel-tx-freestone-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994
September 30, 2020

Place
Bethel
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1330492
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Freestone County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.81433270°
  • Longitude: -96.09191290°