Center Point

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Center Point, also known as Pleasant Grove, is a farming community just off Farm Road 1404, ten miles southwest of Gilmer in southwestern Upshur County. It was established before the Civil War. During the antebellum period (see ANTEBELLUM TEXAS) a school known as Pleasant Grove operated in the settlement. In the mid-1930s the community had a school, a cemetery, and a number of scattered houses. During the 1950s most of its residents moved away. Its school was consolidated with the Gladewater school district, and by the mid-1960s all that remained of Center Point was a cemetery and a few houses. In 1990 Center Point was a dispersed rural community. In 2000 the population was fifty.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Center Point is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Center Point is classified as a Town

Location

Latitude: 32.61152930
Longitude: -95.01938540

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Population Count, 2009

50