Oak Shade, TX (Polk County)


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: September 1, 1995


Oak Shade is on Farm Road 943 twenty-eight miles southeast of Livingston in southeastern Polk County. It was named for a grove of shady oak trees, and residents were involved in ranching, lumbering, and oilfield activities. The population was estimated at seventy-five in 1966. Two miles southwest of town is the Segno oilfield, discovered in 1936. Oak Shade was still listed on county maps in 1990.

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

Robert Wooster, “Oak Shade, TX (Polk County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/oak-shade-tx-polk-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
September 1, 1995

Place
Oak Shade
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2034994
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Polk County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 30.53437220°
  • Longitude: -94.57853340°