Seven Oaks

Seven Oaks is on U.S. Highway 59 eighty-eight miles north of Houston in central Polk County. It was named by an early settler for his ancestral estate in England. The completion of the Houston, East and West Texas Railway through central Polk County in 1880 led to the construction of numerous sawmills in the area. Bob, George, Dave, and Thomas Hackney built a mill at Seven Oaks, and the Hackney railroad station can be found on an 1888 railroad map. However, the Hackneys left in 1906, and C. N. Fisher and Lafayette Mason built another sawmill there. The new stop was called Seven Oaks by 1918. As locally available timber was cut out, the mills gradually closed. Though the Seven Oaks post office, established in 1886, was discontinued in 1925, Seven Oaks was incorporated on July 5, 1969, by a vote of thirty-nine to nineteen. In 1990 the population was 171. The population dropped to 131 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

Seven Oaks is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.85183680
    Longitude
    -94.85788600

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Population Counts

Seven Oaks
Pop. Year Source
118 2019 Texas Demographic Center
111 2010 Texas Demographic Center
131 2000 Texas Demographic Center
171 1990 Texas Demographic Center