EARL, TEXAS. Earl, also known as Earls and as Earle's Chapel, was a farming community off State Highway 110 some fourteen miles north of Rusk in northeastern Cherokee County. It was evidently first settled around the time of the Civil War and was named for M. L. Earle, an early settler. A small church formed the nucleus of the community, which was called Earl's Chapel during its early history. A local post office operated briefly in 1874 under the name Earl, and a school, known as Earl's Chapel School, was in operation by 1896, when it had an enrollment of forty. In the mid-1930s the community comprised the church, the school, and a number of houses. The school later closed. In the early 1990s only the church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses still remained. In 1992 Earle's Chapel Methodist Church and Earle's Chapel Cemetery received Texas Historical Markers. Historic-minded residents completed cataloging the cemetery in 1996. In 2000 Earl, though not shown on maps, still had the church, cemetery, and a few scattered houses.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Earl, TX," accessed March 28, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrewb.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.