Oak Flats

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Oak Flats, once known as Oak Flat, was three miles southeast of Laneville in south central Rusk County. It was on a mail route from Mount Enterprise along the Angelina River. From the 1880s to at least the 1960s a general store, church, and cemetery were maintained, and there was a school in the community in 1948. The Smyrna Baptist Church, organized in 1873, built a sanctuary in Oak Flats in 1907 which was still standing along Farm Road 2496 in 2004. No population was reported for the community in 2000.

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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.

Adopted by: Bettie J. Harper-Key
Adoption Message: In Honor of my Parent, Cornelius (Neal) Harper and Tishie Williams-Harper. Most of their children attended the school in the community. The name of the school was Smith Chapel Elementary.
Until: April 30th, 2026

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Oak Flats is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Oak Flats is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Oak Flat]


Latitude: 31.94739040
Longitude: -94.76687980

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated