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Bethlehem, TX (Milam County)

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl General Entry

Bethlehem was three miles north of Rockdale in central Milam County. It became a voting precinct in 1880. The settlement, which was named for the biblical city, had a one-teacher school with forty-two students in 1903. The school was consolidated with the Rockdale Independent School District in 1954. No evidence of the community appeared on 1988 county highway maps.

Lelia M. Batte, History of Milam County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1956). Milam County Heritage Preservation Society, Matchless Milam: History of Milam County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).

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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, “Bethlehem, TX (Milam County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bethlehem-tx-milam-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

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