Rural Chapel on the Louisiana Bayou

Chinn-Scott Chapel United Methodist  | Pointe Coupee parish Louisiana | c. 1890

According to church archives, this building began as Chinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal.

It’s cornerstone denotes the building date of 1890 although the land wasn’t officially signed over to the church until 1903. At that time, the Platt Family carved half an acre from their plantation and sold it to the church in for $100. 

Sometime later, it was renamed Scott Chapel and served for a brief time as one of the first public school for local area children.

The church was decommissioned in 2015.

The Rev. Scott Chimm for whom the chapel is named for
The Church as it looked in 1967. Page from Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church

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