Oakland

Oakland, on Farm Road 347 four miles west of Rusk in central Cherokee County, was probably settled after the Civil War. A school was in operation there by 1896, when it had an enrollment of forty-six. In the 1930s the settlement had a church, a school, a store, and a few houses. After World War II the store closed, and the school was consolidated with those of Rusk. In 1990 only a church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses remained at Oakland. By 2000 the population reached fifty.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Oakland is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.81433870
    Longitude
    -95.21939010

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Oakland by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
50 2009 Local Officials