MOUNT OLIVE, TX (SMITH COUNTY)
MOUNT OLIVE, TEXAS (Smith County). Mount Olive was a small school community on Highway 14 two miles north of Tyler State Park in northern Smith County. In 1936 it had a school, a business, and three or four scattered farms. The Mount Olive school included two levels, both for black students: an elementary school with two teachers and 160 pupils, and a high school with two teachers and forty-five pupils. By 1952 the school had been consolidated into the Winona Independent School District. After that, the community disappeared from Smith County records and maps.
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