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BETHEL, TEXAS (Rusk County). Bethel is a scattered community of rural residences on an unimproved road five miles south of Henderson in Rusk County. In 1903–04 a school there had one teacher and twenty-seven students and in 1907–08 fifty-six students and one teacher. Bethel is shown on 1936 maps as Bethel School. At that time a cemetery and a church were also located there. On 1965 maps only the church and cemetery are shown. Bethel is a farming and stock-raising community now in the Henderson Independent School District.


Dorman H. Winfrey, A History of Rusk County (Waco: Texian, 1961).

John G. Johnson


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

John G. Johnson, "BETHEL, TX (RUSK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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