Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

SHILOH, TX (HOUSTON COUNTY)

SHILOH, TEXAS (Houston County). Shiloh was a farming community off Farm Road 2110 ten miles southwest of Crockett in south central Houston County. It developed around a church and campground built by Stephen F. Box in 1834. During the 1840s Shiloh was the site of numerous religious revivals, attended by families from Houston and surrounding counties who often camped there for a week at a time. William Johnson, a brother of President Andrew Johnson, settled in the area in 1853. A school, taught by C. M. Davis, was open by the 1850s. During the Civil War the old Shiloh church grounds were used as mustering point for Houston County men who served in the Confederate Army. After the war the town gradually declined, though a post office operated there from 1867 to 1869. In the mid-1930s Shiloh still had a church and a few houses, but by the mid-1960s only a few widely scattered houses remained in the area. In 1973 a Texas Historical Commission marker was placed at the townsite.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Armistead Albert Aldrich, The History of Houston County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1943). Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin.
Eliza H. Bishop

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.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, Eliza H. Bishop, "Shiloh, TX (Houston County)," accessed September 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hts27.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on TexasAlmanac.com!