Singing Locations of the East Texas Singing Convention


YEAR DATE FACILITY OR COMMUNITY COUNTY
18551 no record no record no record
1856-1857 no record no record no record
18582 October 14 Christian Church Rusk County
1859-1867 no record no record no record
1868 October 1 Starrville Smith County
1869 September 30 Paint Rock Church Upshur County
1870 September 29 Peatown Church Rusk County
1871 September 28 Pine Tree Church Upshur County
1872 October 3 New Prospect Church Rusk County
1873 October 2 Starrville Smith County
1874 October 1 Mt. Moriah Church Rusk County
1875 September 30 Kilgore Gregg County
1876 September 28 Starrville Smith County
1877 July 19 New Prospect Church Rusk County
1878-1879 no record no record no record
1880 July 22 Carthage Panola County
1881 July 21 Peatown Church Gregg County
1882 July 20 Macedonia Church Panola County
1883 July 19 Carthage Panola County
1884 July 24 Beckville Panola County
1885 July 23 Fairplay Panola County
1886 July 23 Rehoboth Panola County
1887 July 21 Walton School House Panola County
1888 July 19 Oakland Rusk County
1889 July 25 Oak Hill Rusk County
1890 July 24 Beckville Panola County
1891 July 23 Carthage Panola County
1892 July 21 Walton School House Panola County
1893 July 20 Pleasant Hill Rusk County
1894 July 19 Clayton Panola County
18953 July 25 Henderson Rusk County
1896 July 23 Harmony Hill Rusk County
1897 July 22 Fairplay Panola County
1898 no record Brooks School Panola County
1899 July 20 Tatum Rusk County
1900 July 28 Union Church Panola County
1901 July 25 Brooks School Panola County
1902 no record no record no record
1903 July 23 Brooks School Panola County
1904-1905 no record no record no record
1906 no record Brooks School Panola County
1907 July 25-27 Crim's Chapel Rusk County
1908 July 16-18 Stewart Rusk County
1909 July 22-24 Chalk Hill Rusk County
1910 July 28-30 Brooks Chapel Panola County
1911 July 19-21 Rehoboth Panola County
1912 July 24-26 Clayton Panola County
1913 July 23-25 Ebenezer Panola County
1914 July 22-24 Church Hill Rusk County
1915 July 21-23 Chapman Rusk County
1916 July 19-21 Pine Hill Rusk County
1917 August 2-3 Munden's Chapel Harrison County
1918 July 24-26 Brooks Chapel Panola County
1919 August 24 Brooks Chapel Panola County
1920 July 22-23 Pine Grove Rusk County
1921 July 20-22 Brooks Chapel Panola County
1922 July 20-21 Pine Grove Rusk County
1923 July 25-27 Pine Grove Rusk County
1924 July 23-25 Rehoboth Panola County
1925 July 23-24 Pine Grove Rusk County
1926 July 21-23 Brooks Chapel Church Panola County
1927 July 21-22 Walton Church Panola County
1928 July 18-20 Beckville Panola County
1929 July 24-26 Blossom Hill Rusk County
1930 July 23-25 Brooks Chapel Church Panola County
1931 July 23-24 Shady Grove Church Panola County
1932 July 20-22 Beckville Methodist Church Panola County
1933 July 19-21 Beckville Panola County
1934 July 18-20 Blossom Hill Methodist Church Rusk County
1935 July 24-26 Gary Baptist Church Panola County
1936 July 22-24 Church Hill Methodist Church Rusk County
1937 July 21-23 Brooks Chapel Baptist Church Panola County
1938 July 20-22 Mt. Zion Baptist Church Panola County
1939 July 19-21 Church Hill Methodist Church Rusk County
1940 July 24-26 County Line Baptist Church Panola County
1941 July 23-25 Jumbo Panola County
1942 July 22-24 Zion Hill Baptist Church Rusk County
1943 July 20-22 Brooks Chapel Panola County
1944 July 20-21 Brooks Chapel Baptist Church Panola County
1945 July 19-20 Liberty Church Rusk County
1946 July 25-26 County Line Church Panola County
1947 July 24-25 Jumbo Panola County
1948 July 22-23 Jumbo Panola County
1949 July 21-22 Walton Church Panola County
1950 July 20-21 County Line Church Rusk County
1951 no record no record no record
1952 July 24-25 Pine Grove Rusk County
1953 July 23-24 Pine Grove Rusk County
1954 July 22-23 Pine Grove Rusk County
1955 July 21-22 Pine Grove Rusk County
1956 July 19 Liberty Church Rusk County
1957 July 26 Beckville Panola County
1958 August 2-3 Brooks Baptist Church Panola County
1959 August 1-2 New Prospect Presbyterian Church Panola County
1960 no record no record no record
1961 August 5-6 Harris Chapel Panola County
1962 August 11-12 Tatum [American Legion Hall] Panola County
1963 August 10-11 Church Hill Rusk County
1964 August 8-9 Mt. Homer Primitive Baptist Church Rusk County
1965 August 7-8 Waldrop Cemetery Panola County
1966 August 13-14 Waldrop Cemetery Panola County
1967 August 12-13 Harris Chapel Panola County
1968 August 10-11 Harris Chapel Panola County
1969 August 9-10 Harris Chapel Panola County
1970 August 8-9 Harris Chapel Panola County
1971 August 7-8 Harris Chapel Panola County
1972 August 12-13 Harris Chapel Panola County
1973 August 11-12 Harris Chapel Panola County
1974 August 10-11 Harris Chapel Panola County
1975 August 9-10 Harris Chapel Panola County
1976 August 7-8 Henderson Rusk County
1977 August 13-14 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1978 August 12-13 IBEW Union Hall Smith County
1979 August 11-12 Church Hill United Methodist Church Rusk County
1980 August 9-10 Church Hill United Methodist Church Rusk County
1981 August 8-9 Tatum High School Rusk County
1982 August 7-8 Tatum High School Rusk County
1983 August 13-14 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1984 August 11-12 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1985 August 10-11 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1986 August 9-10 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1987 August 8-9 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1988 August 13-14 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1989 August 12-13 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1990 August 11-12 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1991 August 10-11 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1992 August 8-9 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1993 August 7-8 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1994 August 13-14 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1995 August 12-13 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1996 August 10-11 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1997 August 9-10 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1998 August 8-9 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
1999 August 7-8 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2000 August 12-13 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2001 August 11-12 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2002 August 10-11 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2003 August 9-10 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2004 August 7-8 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2005 August 13-14 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2006 August 12-13 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2007 August 11-12 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2008 August 9-10 Henderson Community Center Rusk County
2009 August 8-9 Henderson Community Center Rusk County

1 1855 organization date mentioned in a letter from Convention officer W. R. Adams to the Musical Million.

2 Dates from 1858 to 1903 are opening dates only; length of Convention is unknown, though probably 3 or 4 days.

3 1895 was a joint session with the Angelina Musical Convention.


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