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Jackson Ranch Chapel

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c. 1908. S. I Rd., south of U.S. 281 near Doffin Canal Rd., 5.5. miles east of Hidalgo

This is the third building at the ranch to serve the first Protestant congregation in Hidalgo County, which included an enclave of freed slaves. Still maintained as a chapel by the descendants of Martin Jackson, who donated the land in 1884, the 20 × 35–foot, front-gabled, board-and-batten Methodist chapel sits next to the Jackson family cemetery.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Jackson Ranch Chapel", [Alamo, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 306-306.

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