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Map of Oldham County

Ontario was located in southern Oldham County two miles west of Vega. It was platted in 1908 by T. Carrabine and Company of Kansas on the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway line. A hotel, a general store, and several residences were built, and a post office was opened. The site suffered, however, from a lack of well water. Since none could be found, water had to be hauled to the town. Consequently, Ontario was short-lived. Its general store and residences were moved to Vega, and the hotel later burned. The post office was discontinued in May 1912. Remains of the town's foundations may still be seen west of Vega.

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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.

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Ontario is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Ontario is classified as a Town


Latitude: 35.25421200
Longitude: -102.46965300

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated