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POSTOAK, TX (JACK COUNTY)

POSTOAK, TEXAS (Jack County). Postoak is on Farm Road 2127 two miles south of the Clay county line in north central Jack County. It was established in 1878 and named after a large post oak that grew near its main street. A post office was established there in 1876, when Postoak had a general store, a blacksmith shop, and a church. Throughout its history Postoak has served as a community center and retail point for area farmers. Its population was reported at just above 100 from the 1930s until the early 1970s. In 1990 there were an estimated seventy-nine residents in Postoak. The population remained the same in 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Thomas F. Horton, History of Jack County (Jacksboro, Texas: Gazette Print, 193-?). Ida Lasater Huckabay, Ninety-Four Years in Jack County (Austin: Steck, 1949; centennial ed., Waco: Texian Press, 1974).

David Minor

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

David Minor, "POSTOAK, TX (JACK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnp50), accessed August 30, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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