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OAKS, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bee County, South Texas
Highway 72
21 Miles NW of Beeville near the County Line
4 Miles SW of Pawnee
Population: Unknown

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Oaks Texas old cotton gin
Cotton Gin in Oaks, Texas
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the late 1800s, little of Oaks history has been recorded. Population figures are not available – past or present. The town no longer appears on the state map. Resident children once attended the “County Line School” which has since disappeared. The town’s population declined as people left for more lucrative job opportunities after WWII. The town has long been listed as “a dispersed community.”

Photographer's note:
“What you see here is all that’s left. An old store and the cotton gin across the highway.” - William Beauchamp
Texas Highway 72 and Oaks Texas
Oaks, Texas on Hwy 72
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, 2009
Oaks Texas old store
Old store
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, 2009
Oaks TX cotton gin sign for Moss Lint Cleaner
Cotton Gin sign "Equipped with the Moss Lint Cleaner"
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, 2009
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