ONTARIO, TEXAS. Ontario was located in southern Oldham County two miles west of Vega. It was platted in 1908 by T. Carrabine and Company of Kansas on the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway line. A hotel, a general store, and several residences were built, and a post office was opened. The site suffered, however, from a lack of well water. Since none could be found, water had to be hauled to the town. Consequently, Ontario was short-lived. Its general store and residences were moved to Vega, and the hotel later burned. The post office was discontinued in May 1912. Remains of the town's foundations may still be seen west of Vega.
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, H. Allen Anderson, "Ontario, TX," accessed July 27, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvo45.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.