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. Its 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 for $100.

The Rev. Scott Chinn for whom the chapel is named for

Sometime later, it was renamed Scott Chapel and served for a brief time as one of the first public schools for local area children. The church was decommissioned in 2015.

The Church as it looked in 1967. Page from Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church

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2 thoughts on “Rural Chapel on the Louisiana Bayou”

  1. Pamela+Undercoffler

    I find it so sad the descendants of all the folks who had to work so hard to get this land and church could just walk away, one by one. Imagine how proud and happy the freed slaves and their children must have been to worship here on land they bought!

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