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OKLAUNION, TEXAS

Wilbarger County, Texas Panhandle/North Central Texas

US 287, 183, and 70
9 miles E of Vernon
14 miles NW of Electra
42 miles W of Wichita Falls
Population Est. 138 (2010)

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Oklaunion Texas
A scene near Oklaunion
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

Originally named Mayflower, the town underwent a name change in 1883.

The town had hoped to be a major railroad crossroads, but the railroads involved chose Vernon instead. The hammered-together name Oklaunion was meant to signify a “union with Oklahoma”.

The high population of 400 in 1928 encouraged the town to incorporate – an act they dissolved in the 1970s. The population was 223 during WWII and the town has been in a slow decline ever since. A picturesque view of a typical Texas town can be viewed from the overpass of Hwy 287 – over Hwy 183.
Oklaunion  Texas water tower
Oklaunion water tower
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, 2006
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Subject: Oklaunion, Texas
I have a wooden picture of Jesus Christ knocking on a door and it is stamped on the back 'The Chit and Chat Cafe', Oklaunion, Texas. It belonged to my grandma and grandpa and hung in their house when I was a child. I am now in my 60's and I have had it for about 30 years. Any history of the cafe? - Cindy Hanson Pinkney, March 06, 2016
Oklaunion, Texas
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