Oak Flat

Oak Flat, on State Highway 204 thirteen miles northwest of Nacogdoches in northwestern Nacogdoches County, was founded around 1900 when the Texas and New Orleans Railroad was built through the area. A school for black children was in operation there by 1904, when it had an enrollment of ninety-three. In the mid-1930s Oak Flat had a church and a number of houses. After World War II many of its residents moved away, and in the early 1990s only a cemetery and a few scattered houses remained in the area.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Oak Flat is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.80239610
Longitude: -94.79549130

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated