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Oilla is on the Southern Pacific line twelve miles east of Beaumont in central Orange County. Ernest Williams and Robert Walles owned the tract and drew up a town plat in 1913, probably naming the town in reference to a recent discovery of oil in central Orange County at the Kishi settlement. The Oilla post office opened in 1913. Though Oilla was the site of the Rush-Daniel Lumber Company and was on the important Texas and New Orleans Railroad, it had a population of only twelve in 1920. By the 1970s, scattered residential development had marked the area.

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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.

Belongs to

Oilla is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Oilla is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Alexander Spur)
  • (Cow Bayou)
  • (Terry 1)


Latitude: 30.09771090
Longitude: -93.89100490

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated