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OLLIE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Polk County, East Texas

FM 942
NE of Livingston
About 90 Miles N of Houston
Population: 000005 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Nelson Henry Rice brought his family here in 1865 and for sometime the community was called Rice. The location was chosen since it was halfway between Hortense and Leggett. A school and church were built, but when the time came to apply for a post office, the name submitted was Ollie.

The name is thought to come from a female member of the Rice clan. Perhaps the familiar form of the name Olivia. The first postmaster was David A. Rice. By the late 1940s, Ollie had been dropped from maps and the post office closed.

Ollie TX Polk County 1942 Postmark
Ollie TX Polk County 1942 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Ollie, TX 1942 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Polk County TX 1907 postal map
Polk County 1907 Postal Map showing Ollie NE of Livingston
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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