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.