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    OAKLAND, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Houston County, East Texas
    State Highway 7
    About 7 Miles W of Crockett
    Population: 0

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    Houston County Tx - Oakland Marker
    Oakland
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
    History in a Pecan Shell

    The site was originally settled in the 1830s but it was decades before a school or church were built (allegedly sheltered by large oaks from which the community was named.)

    The community seems to have peaked around 1900 and although it had several stores and other businesses, it was perhaps too close to the county seat to develop on its own. The community was dropped from maps and was all but gone before the arrival of the Great Depression.

    Photographer's Note:
    This Oakland marker is located on SH 7 seven miles west of Crockett, just west of the Dickson Hopewell Road turnoff.
    Houston County Tx - Oakland Historical Marker
    Oakland Historical Marker
    (Sponsor: Florence Shroyer 1906-1985)
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
    Oakland, Texas
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