Oscar

Oscar, which was also known as Jones Gin, is on Little Elm Creek and Farm Road 3117 six miles east of Temple in eastern Bell County. It was founded by Czechs in the late nineteenth century and had a post office from 1892 to 1904. In 1896 Oscar reported a population of 115, a cotton gin, a hotel, a general store, a blacksmith, and a barber. The community declined thereafter and had forty residents, two businesses, and a school by 1946. In 1990 Oscar reported a population of forty and no businesses. The population remained the same in 2000.

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

Oscar is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Jones' Gin)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.05073620
    Longitude
    -97.26222200

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Oscar by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
58 2009 Local Officials