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Shiloh School
Gregg County

White Oak, Texas

On Shiloh Road, 1 Mile W of FM 1845
4 Miles NW of Longview

By Maryanne Gobble
Gregg County TX - Shiloh School architectural details
Shiloh School
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010

Subject: Shiloh School, Gregg County, TX

Photographer's Note:
"On Shiloh Rd in White Oak, TX. Just North of Longview. The Shiloh Historic Baptist Church/ Cemetery is on the same road.

This is an easy to find spot. I was shocked to only find one photograph on the internet after extensive searching!" - Maryanne Gobble
Gregg County TX - Shiloh School building
Shiloh School Building
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
Historical Marker Text:

SITE OF SHILOH SCHOOL

The newly freed African Americans of the Shiloh Community established a school for their children shortly after the Civil War. The one-room building was demolished in the late 1800's and classes were held at the Shiloh Baptist Church. With financial assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, a new two-room school was erected in 1920. It was replaced by a large brick building in the 1930's. The High School was closed in 1949; the end of segregation closed the rest of the Shiloh School in 1966. Shiloh graduates became contributing citizens in Texas and the nation. Long vacant, the school building was later used to store chemicals for a plastics company, and burned in 1993.
Gregg County TX - Shiloh School Historical Marker
Shiloh School Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
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Gregg County TX - Shiloh School entrance
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
Gregg County TX - Shiloh School ruins - remaining walls
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
Gregg County TX - Shiloh Schooll ruins
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
Gregg County TX - Shiloh School ruins
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
"I also found a drawing of the school on http://www.etexeducator.com/3/family.htm if you scroll down." - Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
Gregg County TX - Shiloh School
What remains of Shiloh School today
Photo courtesy Maryanne Gobble, December 2010
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