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    OAK FLATS, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Rusk County, East Texas
    FM 2496 at the junctions of CR 3161 and CR 3156
    About 6 Miles NE of Mt. Enterprise
    About 4 Miles SE of Laneville
    About 14 Miles S of Henderson

    Population: Officially 0


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    Oak Flats TX
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
    History in a Pecan Shell

    The community was originally called Oak Flat before becoming plural. It had been on a mail route from Mt. Enterprise but its nearness to more prosperous towns inhibited growth.

    Historically not much happened of note here, but the community did have a store and church. Oak Flats had a school as late as 1948. The Holleman Cemetery recently received a marker designating it a historic Texas cemetery.

    Photographer’s Note:
    “The Holleman Cemetery is located .75-miles SW of Oak Flats on CR2157.” - Gerald Massey

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    Oak Flats TX - Holleman Cemetery
    Holleman Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011
    Oak Flats TX - Holleman Cemetery historical marker
    Holleman Cemetery Historical Marker
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