Taylor's Chapel, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: May 1, 1995

Updated: April 30, 2019

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Taylor's Chapel was an early settlement seventeen miles north of Rusk on what is now State Highway 135 in northern Cherokee County. The community grew up along the old Cherokee Trail in the 1850s and was named for an early church. It served as a stopping point for travelers entering the county around the time of the Civil War. In the mid-1930s Taylor's Chapel comprised a church and a number of houses. After World War II many residents left the area, but in the 1980s the church and a few scattered dwellings still remained.

Cherokee County History (Jacksonville, Texas: Cherokee County Historical Commission, 1986).


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

Christopher Long, “Taylor's Chapel, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/taylors-chapel-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995
April 30, 2019