Midway

Midway is on State Highway 155 and Butler Creek just south of Tyler in central Smith County. By 1903 Midway had two schools: one with one teacher and sixty-three White pupils, and the other with two teachers and ninety-seven Black pupils. In 1936 only the White school remained open, with twenty-six students and one teacher; the 108 Black children were not enrolled. Though the 1936 county highway map did not name the settlement, the map showed a church, a cemetery, and a cluster of dwellings at the site. By 1952 the community school had been consolidated into the Rice Independent School District. In 1966 Midway consisted of the church, the cemetery, and a cluster of houses. Little had changed by 1973, but the 1981 county highway map showed twenty-five businesses and another church, as well as two newly developed residential areas.

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

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Midway is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.47125700
    Longitude
    -95.10300020

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