Tesla was off State Highway 7 twenty-seven miles east of Crockett in extreme eastern Houston County. It was established in the early 1890s and acquired a post office in 1894. At its height around the turn of the century, the settlement comprised a general store, a cotton gin and mill, and a number of houses. The post office closed in 1910, and by the mid-1930s the town no longer appeared on highway maps.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Tesla is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Tesla is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Doxie)
  • (Sullivan's Bluff)


Latitude: 31.39715200
Longitude: -94.97907100

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated