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OAK FOREST, TEXAS


Gonzales County, Central Texas South

29 29' 55.2" N, 97 35' 5.5" W (29.498667, -97.584861)

Hwy 90 A and CR 143
South of Palmetto State Park
5 miles W of Gonzales the county seat
6 miles E of Belmont
24 miles E of Seguin
63 miles E of San Antonio
Population: 25 Est. (2000)

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Oak Forest Texas old building
The largest reminder that there was a town of Oak Forest
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

Oak Forest reached its high water mark (population-wise) about 1896 with 200 residents. There was a blacksmith, a hotel and a general store as well as a piano teacher and a doctor. The Handbook of Texas reports that they "enjoyed daily mail delivery by 1914" and that "Thereafter its population declined sharply." We have to wonder what was in those letters.

There has been no business conducted in Oak Forest since 1965 and the scattered resident population adds up to about 25.

Nearby is the MA Wade Dam.

Oak Forest Texas
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TX  Gonzales  County 1907 Postal Map
Gonzales County 1907 postal map showing Oakforest and its proximity to Belmont, Monthalia, Cost, and Gonzales
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Central Texas South

Oak Forest, Texas Nearby Towns:
Gonzales the county seat
Cost
Monthalia
Belmont
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