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New Summerfield: A Small Town with Deep Roots

New Summerfield, TX— The corner of U.S. Highway 79 and Texas 110 may be merely a blinking light to some passersby. Anyone appreciating history will enjoy learning that the small community is rich in heritage with some of the area’s most prominent agricultural and horticulture producers in the region. The town has been home to leaders in industry, civics, and education from its earliest days. According to the Texas Historical Association (THA), located in the Northeast corner of Cherokee County, just ten miles east of Jacksonville, the community dates as far back as 1850, according to the Texas Historical Association (THA). The town emerged on July 29, 1895, when Caley Amos Summers gave land to establish a school. It wasn’t until 1963 that New Summerfield was incorporated and elected the first town officials on August 23. 

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