Oakland, a farming community on Farm roads 1255 and 1652 seven miles east of Canton in east central Van Zandt County, had a school by 1890. The school reached an enrollment of twenty-one in 1906. By 1939 the town had a population of twenty, two churches, and a business. By 1965 only a business, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings marked the site. A population of twenty-six was last recorded in 1974. That population was still recorded in 2000.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Place type

Oakland is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.57124580
Longitude: -95.75551980

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009