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OAK GROVE, TEXAS

Jones County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

5 miles SE of Anson
Population: Unknown
TX - Jones County, Oak Grove School Class 1903
Oak Grove School, Class 1903
Photo courtesy Nancy Dixon Bailey

Forum:
"My brother and I grew up in a rural area of Jones County that is known as Oak Grove. The problem is as we grow older few people even around this area know that Oak Grove was a community with a school and church, now gone.

Could someone share their memories of Oak Grove in pioneer Jones County? I would really appreciate any memories .......... pictures, etc.

Thank you." - Nancy Dixon Bailey, August 10, 2014

Oak Grove District No. 7

"... Its area is a little more than seven square miles. This building is located six miles southeast of Anson.

Oak Grove, five miles Southeast of Anson is one of the oldest schools in the county. It was founded by Mr. W. H. Abbott in the year eighteen hundred and ninety eight. Before this time Mr. Abbott was in the Phantom Hill district and was twenty miles from the schoolhouse. Rather than transfer to Antelope, the nearest school, he decide to organize a new district....."
TX - Jones County, Oak Grove School
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Photo courtesy Nancy Dixon Bailey
TX - Jones County, Oak Grove School
Oak Grove School
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Photo courtesy Nancy Dixon Bailey

Editor:
Although there are / were communities by this name in Bowie, Colorado, Ellis, Freestone, Grayson. Hopkins, Navarro, Tarrant, Titus, and Wood Counties, we have received the above request for information on the Qak Grove in Jones County.

The Jones County Oak Grove does not appear on the maps we use and the Handbook of Texas doesn’t have a listing either. Anyone with information, photos or memories of Oak Grove, Texas in Jones County, please write to history@texasescapes.com

TX - 1882 Jones County map
1882 map showing Jones County with Truby & Phantom Hill
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Jones County TX 1907 postal  Map
Jones County 1907 postal map showing Anson and Stamford
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Oak Grove, Texas Nearby Towns:
Anson the county seat
Stamford
Jones County

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