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OKRA, TEXAS

Eastland County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

Farm Road 1027 near Elm Creek
8 miles NE of Rising Star
SW of Eastland
Population: 20 (2000, 1990)

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Okra TX sign Small town jokes like "my town was so small we only had a yellow page," or "the town we're coming to was Burgville," could borrow a line from tiny Okra, Texas where both "city limits" signs are on the same pole.

Okra sign south side
TE photo, Feb. 2004

History in a Pecan Shell

According to the Handbook of Texas, Okra, Texas was "named for the vegetable." The Texas and Pacific Railway was landowner when the town was settled in 1880. A post office was granted in 1899.

Okra's population was a mere fifty in 1914, declining to forty in 1940. It declined further to only 20 1980, where it remained for the 1990 census.

Okra TX sign Okra sign south side
TE photo, Feb. 2004

TX Eastland County 1920s Map
1920s map showing Okra in SW Eastland County
near Comanche County line
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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Texas Panhandle | West Texas

Okra, Texas Nearby Towns:
Eastland the county seat
Rising Star

Eastland County | Comanche County

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