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SUMMERFIELD, TEXAS (Upshur County). 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.


Doyal T. Loyd, A History of Upshur County (Gilmer, Texas: Gilmer Mirror, 1966).

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "SUMMERFIELD, TX (UPSHUR COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 08, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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