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NOONDAY, TEXAS (Harrison County). Noonday, also known as Shortview, is a small rural community and religious site on Farm Road 450 four miles north of Hallsville in western Harrison County. The site was initially called Shortview, but in 1876, after a Baptist church was built there, a meeting called to select a new name for the community was held at high noon, and Noonday was chosen. In 1897 the Noonday School served some forty-five white pupils, and that same year the Baptist church was succeeded by the Noonday Holiness camp, which held camp meetings under a brush arbor until a tabernacle was built in 1900. The community had scattered residences and two businesses in 1948. During the 1980s the tabernacle had a historical marker and was surrounded by about a dozen small white cabins.


Carol Morris Little, Historic Harrison County (Longview, Texas, 1984).

Sallie M. Lentz


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Sallie M. Lentz, "NOONDAY, TX (HARRISON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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