“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Milam in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

McMahan's Chapel

McMahan's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 2, 2009
1. McMahan's Chapel Marker
Inscription. McMahan Chapel was established in September 1833 as a Methodist class by the Rev. James P. Stevenson in the home of Col. Samuel Doak McMahan. In order to comply with Mexican law, the 48 members were organized as a class. Upon Texas independence from Mexico, The "class" officially became a church and has had a continuous ministry.

The Reverend Littleton Fowler, early Texas missionary, made his home nearby and at his request was buried under the pulpit of the first dirt-floor building. Each subsequent building has maintained this tradition.
Erected 1991 by United Methodist historic landmark. (Marker Number 3.)
Location. 31° 27.318′ N, 93° 57.906′ W. Marker is near Milam, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on Route 35 Spur 2 miles south of Texas Highway 21, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milam TX 75959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named McMahan's Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); County Line Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Thompson Family (approx. 3.9 miles away); C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise
McMahan's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 2, 2009
2. McMahan's Chapel
The marker is just to the right of the Chapel's right corner in this view.
(approx. 7 miles away); Milam (approx. 7.1 miles away); Milam Masonic Institute (approx. 7.2 miles away); John C. Hale (approx. 7.2 miles away); Old Hollis Building (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milam.
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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