FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS
African-Americans can be found on many pages of this web site. However, these are a few links that may be of special interest.
This list includes the names of former slaves who now had the right to vote.
An online exhibit of photographs presented by the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
These articles were written by members of the Fayette County Historical Commission. They first appeared in the weekly column, "Footprints of Fayette," which is published in local newspapers.
Housed in an old African-American school building, this museum features the history of the Armstrong Colony, an early settlement of freed slaves. Among its holdings are records of slave transactions. Located at 835 Armstrong Derry Rd, Waelder, TX, phone (361) 865-2902. Hours: Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 3 p.m. Call for special tours.
Working to increase archives files and museum exhibits pertinent to early African Americans. Click on link for more information.
Big Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal
Hill Cemetery on Hinze Farm
Jim Larkins Grave
Little Bethel Community
Elijah Mathews Grave
Mt. Olive African Methodist-Episcopal
Mt. Olive Black
Navidad Corinthian Baptist
Pine Grove Black
|Plum Grove Black
Richter Hill Black
St. James Black
Spring Hill Missionary Baptist
Stephens Chapel Methodist
History of the LaGrange Baptist District Association, organized August 7, 1874
Connersville Primitive Baptist Church African American Museum