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MOUNT CARMEL, TEXAS (Marion County). Mount Carmel is a rural community at the intersection of two country roads ten miles northeast of Jefferson and three miles northwest of Smithland in northeastern Marion County. The Mount Carmel school had forty-five black pupils and one teacher in 1899. In 1938 the community had a one-room schoolhouse, which accommodated thirty-five black elementary students. The school was consolidated with those of Jefferson by 1955, and in 1962 Mount Carmel consisted of a church and a cemetery. The church and cemetery were still identified on the 1983 county highway map.


Jack Reed Harvey, Survey and Proposed Reorganization of the Marion County Schools (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940).

Mark Odintz


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

Mark Odintz, "MOUNT CARMEL, TX (MARION COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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