Philips, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: March 1, 1995

Philips, also known as Philip's Chapel, three miles east of Roane in eastern Navarro County, was probably established before 1900 and was named for an early local church. A Philips school was in operation by the early 1900s; in 1906 it had an enrollment of forty black students. In the mid-1930s the community had a church, a cemetery, a school, and a number of houses. After World War II most of the residents moved away, the church was disbanded, and the school was consolidated with that of Roane. In the mid-1960s all that remained was a cemetery and a few widely scattered houses.


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Christopher Long, “Philips, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995