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LONE OAK, TEXAS

Hunt County, Central Texas North

3259'45"N 9556'28"W (32.995939, -95.940987)
Highway 69, FM 513 and FM 1567
15 Miles SE of Greenville the county seat
13 Miles NW of Emory, Rains County seat
Population: 638 Est. (2016) 598 (2010) 521 (2000, 1990)

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Lone Oak Methodist Church, Lone OakTexas
Lone Oak Methodist Church
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the late 1850s, the community was named (as the name suggests) for a large solitary tree. After the Civil War a branch post office was opened.

In 1881 the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad arrived and by 1890 the town was bustling with 800 people served by nearly 40 businesses. By 1914 it had reached 1,200 and the number of businesses was around 60.

The population declined somewhat but the town entered the Great Depression with over 1000 residents. After WWII the population had shrunk to just over 700 residents served by 24 businesses.
Lone Oak Methodist Church tower architectural details, Lone OakTexas
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Lone Oak Methodist Church historical marker, Lone OakTexas
Lone Oak Methodist Church historical marker
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Lone Oak,Texas architectural details
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Lone Oak, Texas storage buildings
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Lone Oak, Texas water tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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Lone Oak, Texas Nearby Towns:
Greenville the county seat
Emory, Rains County seat
Dallas
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