Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge is on Farm Road 1550 fourteen miles southeast of Bonham in southeastern Fannin County. The community began under the leadership of Arthur McFarland, S. D. Johnston, and Joel T. Hulsey, who served as trustees for a land purchase on June 19, 1874. The first thing built on the land was a cemetery. In 1879 a school and church building were added. The school eventually dissolved, and area students attended classes within the Bonham Independent School District. In 1992 a Church of Christ and a cemetery remained; at that time no one lived at the site, but farms were scattered throughout the area. In 2000 the population was ninety.

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

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