Pleasant Hill School

Forest Trail Region
2722 FM 1399 Linden, TX 75563 (903) 756-7774

The Pleasant Hill School, located north of Linden, is a National Register of Historic Places property that stands as a reminder of East Texas’ segregated past and the generousity of the former president of Sears, Julius Rosenwald, who wanted an educated America. A former Rosenwald school, the property was built in 1925 with funds provided by the community and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which offered matching monies to help build more than 5,000 African American schools across the South during the early 20th century. The total cost of construction for the Pleasant Hill School was $3,450.

Friends gather for a weekly quilting circle where they can keep alive the art of the railfoad quilts, a system of quilts used to guide escaping slaves.

Pleasant Hill School

2722 FM 1399 Linden, TX 75563




Currently closed for tours, outside accessible only.