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OAKLAND, TEXAS

Van Zandt County, North Central Texas
FM 1255 and FM 1652
7 Miles E of Canton
Population: 00026 (2000)

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Oakland Tx Oakland Methodist Church
Oakland Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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Very little information is available about this Oakland (one of six Texas communities with that name). There were enough residents to form a school in the 1890s and by 1906 there were 21 students although the first population figure for the town was a mere 20 in 1939. In the mid 1960s all that remained was the cemetery and a single business. The population in 1974 was 26 and that number has been used ever since.
Oakland Tx Cemetery
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Oakland Community Cemetery Historic Marker, Texas
Oakland Community Cemetery & Marker
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