Details for Harper Chapel Church (Atlas Number 5507013791)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013791

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Marker Number 13791
Atlas Number 5507013791
Marker Title Harper Chapel Church
Index Entry Harper Chapel Church
Address FM 83
City Hemphill
County Sabine
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 431887
UTM Northing 3471503
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 2005
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 8 mi. E on FM 83 to Harper Chapel Drive on left
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Local Baptists held worship services and revivals at this site under a brush arbor. In 1933, they began building this chapel and completed it the following year. Men of the community handled the construction, and women raised funds through the sale of box lunches. The church disbanded in the 1950s, but the chapel continues in use for community gatherings, funerals and weddings. Built of frame construction with a gabled roof, beveled siding and four-over-four windows, the chapel is a reminder of the important role rural churches played as centers of community development. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2005