OASIS, TEXAS. Oasis was on the Southern Pacific tracks five miles northeast of downtown Dallas in central Dallas County. The area is now within the Dallas city limits, at the intersection of Lover's Lane and U.S. Highway 75. The site was on the original land grant of J. Tilley. Oasis was named for its fertile land and plentiful water and was the population center for the dairy and nursery industry in central Dallas County. From 1891 to 1907 a post office was located at the community. In 1896 Oasis had a general store, and in 1900 it had a cemetery and several dairies. The population of Oasis was estimated as twenty in 1949, and continued to be reported at that level through the mid-1960s. The community was later annexed by Dallas.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Lisa C. Maxwell, "Oasis, TX," accessed February 22, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hto02.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.