West Point Rosenwald School – Olivia Hilburn Community Center

The West Point Rosenwald school is located several miles northwest of Kilgore in the Sabine school district. The school served black children in the Northwest communities of Kilgore until it was closed in the 1940’s. The original building burned to the ground and was replaced with the auditorium of the Post Oak Rosenwald school, also in the Sabine school district.

After the school was closed, it was re-purposed by Gregg County as the West Point Community Center. It was later renamed as the Olivia Hilburn Community Center. Olivia Hilburn was a teacher at the school and other schools in the Sabine school district. She was also a noted contributor as a community leader in Gregg County.

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