(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
Marvin's Chapel is about 4 miles NE of Kosciusko. The first settlers in this area found members of the Choctaw Tribe living here. These early settlers seem to have been large slave owners who required large tracts of land. After the Civil War these large plantations were broken up into smaller farms and this area became quite popular.
A number of the earlier settlers were of Lutheran Faith and the place was known first as East Union, for the old East Union Church which was erected sometime before 1860. As the population shifted, some Lutherans transferred to the Methodist Church and the name Fast Union was used only for the school after the late 1870s.
Through the efforts of Reverend T.A.S. Adams, Marvin's Chapel was erected here in 1876. The chapel was named for Bishop Marvin of the M.E. Church and soon the community adopted the name.
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