Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove is a small community just northeast of Tyler, south of Five Mile Branch, and north of State Highway 31 in central Smith County. The first settlement in the area was Akron, established in 1877 as a station on the Tyler Tap Railroad. By 1903 Pleasant Grove School had been built immediately to the south, and a community began to grow up around it. County records for that year show two schools in the district: a one-teacher White school with thirty students and a one-teacher Black school with seventy-five students. In 1936 only the Black elementary school, with forty-six students and one teacher, remained. The town also had a church and a scattered collection of farms. By 1952 the school had been consolidated into the Chapel Hill Independent School District. Maps for 1972 identified Pleasant Grove as a church, a cemetery, several homes, and two vacant dwellings accessed by a dirt road. It still appeared on governmental survey maps in 1985.

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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