Shingle Arbor Community
Navarro County, Texas


Cities and Towns


Located on the road between Kelm and Black Hills, about four miles south of the present-day Emhouse in Navarro County Texas.  Shingle Arbor was settled around the 1890s. The arbor where Methodist and Baptist camp meetings were held during the summer months was there and the settlement assumed the name Shingle Arbor. The town was not relocated to the railroad and thus began to decline over the years. Early family names settling in the area include Gamble, Wooten, Rich, Meador, Elkins, Pattison, Cox, Mays, Milburn, McGee, Reid, Pool, Bowen, Medaris, Jones and Wilburn.

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