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College Station in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shiloh Community

 
 
Shiloh Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, March 8, 2017
1. Shiloh Community Marker
Inscription. Settled in the 1860s by Czech, German, and Polish immigrants, the Shiloh community was an area of large family farms. In addition to homes and farms, the settlement at one time boasted a community center, a two-room school, a vineyard, a mill, and a blacksmith shop.

The families of Shiloh community maintained a cooperative relationship, often helping each other with planting, harvesting, barn building, and other activities. In 1883, to coordinate assistance efforts and group purchases of farm supplies, they formed the Slavonic Agricultural and Benevolent Society, which still exists in reorganized form as the Shiloh Club. The community later was completely encompassed by the City of College Station.

Mrs. William G. Rector deeded land at this site to the local Methodist Church in 1870 for use as a community cemetery. The property later was acquired by the City of College Station, which established a larger city cemetery around the original Shiloh Graveyard. Although little remains of the Shiloh community, this cemetery serves as a reminder of a once-thriving settlement.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8696.)
 
Location. 30° 36.292′ N, 96° 18.413′ W. Marker
Shiloh Community Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, March 8, 2017
2. Shiloh Community Marker Location
is in College Station, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Texas Avenue (State Highway 68) and Krenek Tap Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is just inside the entrance to Memorial Cemetery of College Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2530 S Texas Ave, College Station TX 77840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas A&M University (approx. 1.9 miles away); Route of El Camino Real (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 275 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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