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White Oak in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

White Oak Independent School District

 
 
White Oak Independent School District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. White Oak Independent School District Marker
Inscription.  The small community of White Oak grew up around a one-room school built in the 1880s. After the first school building burned in 1885, local families worked to erect a new one-room school, which also was used for religious services. By 1912 it was replaced with a two-room building. After oil was discovered in East Texas in the 1930s, the school became overcrowded with the children of families who came to the area in search of black gold. The community constructed a modern brick facility in 1933, and in 1937 the first senior class graduated from White Oak School. Facilities were added as needed over the years. New administration, elementary and middle school were erected in the 1980s.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11921.)
 
Location. 32° 31.806′ N, 94° 51.699′ W. Marker is in White Oak, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on South White Oak Road (Farm to Market Road 3272) 0.2 miles south of West Center Road, on the left when traveling south. In front of White Oak Middle School. Touch for map
Marker in front of the White Oak Middle School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Marker in front of the White Oak Middle School.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: South White Oak Road, White Oak TX 75693, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Oak Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Trace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Point Pleasant (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rosedale Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Foshee Family Homestead (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dr. E. L. and Nannie Lewis Walker House (approx. 4.8 miles away); John Ben Shepperd (approx. 4.8 miles away); Gladewater Lodge No. 852, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Oak.
 
Regarding White Oak Independent School District. Established in 1885, White Oak ISD encompasses 15.7 square miles in the heart of the east Texas oil field.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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