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OKRA, TEXAS

Eastland County, Texas Panhandle/West Texas
Farm Road 1027
8 miles NE of Rising Star
SW of Eastland

Population: 20 (1990)

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Okra 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 signOkra sign south side
TE photo, Feb. 2004

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