Central, a farming community several miles northeast of Grand Saline in northeastern Van Zandt County, was the site of a local school built in 1901 on land donated by Zack Waddill. The enrollment at the Central school reached forty-four in 1905. A three-room school was built at the community in 1916. Several area churches met in the school before relocating at Crossroads. In 1936 the county highway map showed a school and two churches at the townsite. The local school was consolidated with the Grand Saline Independent School District in 1947. By 1987 only a single church and cemetery remained at the site.
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