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Summerfield, on Farm Road 49 six miles southwest of Gilmer in western Upshur County, was established toward the end of the nineteenth century. A school was in operation there by the mid-1890s, and in 1896 it had an enrollment of forty-three Black students. In the mid-1930s the predominantly Black community consisted of a church, a school, and a number of houses. After World War II many of the residents moved away, and the school was consolidated with the Gilmer school district. By the mid-1960s all that remained of Summerfield was a few scattered houses.

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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.

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Summerfield is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Summerfield is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.72013560
Longitude: -95.02605150

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated