Near Hamlin in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Boyd Chapel Community
Over the next decades, Boyd Chapel was shaped by early area landowners. These included Guy Arthur Hillier, a New York native who herded sheep from south Texas to this area, where he met and married Minnie Estes. Alexander Brown Young and his wife came to this area in 1897 from east Texas. They settled in the Boyd Chapel community with five sons, including their oldest, Thomas O. Young, who had a wife and family of his own. The Young family deeded land for Methodist and Baptist churches, and a tabernacle, school and teacherage. Judge L. Crow and his wife Dora built a unique house on a rise, using concrete, as well as stone gathered from around the U.S.; they cultivated an orchard and berry fields. In 1916, Raymond Young built a general store and gas station, the only one in Boyd Chapel. As the farming community grew, cotton became its primary crop.
As in much of rural Texas, World War II greatly impacted the community’s population, with young adults serving in the armed forces
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13406.)
Location. 32° 45.488′ N, 100° 5.053′ W. Marker is near Hamlin, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 and Farm to Market Road 126, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 180. Click for map. Marker is located at northeast corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Hamlin TX 79520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neinda Community (approx. 2.8 miles away); Neinda Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Adair - Steadman Site (approx. 6.4 miles away); Woods Chapel Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Hamlin (approx. 8.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Building (approx. 10.8 miles away); Anson Opera House (approx. 10.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Anson (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamlin.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.