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Oakalla in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oakalla

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Oakalla Marker
Inscription. The first settlers in this rich farm and ranch land arrived in the 1850s. Oakalla Post Office was established May 19, 1879. Schools were private until a cooperative was built which provided classrooms on the second floor. Oakalla boasted a doctor, drugstore, blacksmith shop, and a cotton gin by 1881. The two-acre school site was deeded in 1890. Worship was held in the schoolhouse and in brush arbors until 1908 when Oakalla Baptist Church erected a meetinghouse. The school consolidated in 1958 with Lampasas and the building became a community center.
 
Erected 1979 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9736.)
 
Location. 30° 59.181′ N, 97° 55.449′ W. Marker is in Oakalla, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on FM-963 0.2 miles north of FM-2657 when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Killeen TX 76543, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tobey Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gillum Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Smith Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Briggs State Bank (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Community of Briggs
Oakalla image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
2. Oakalla
Looking west from marker.
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Prairie View Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Battle Branch (approx. 11.2 miles away); Mahomet-Sycamore Springs Community (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakalla.
 
Also see . . .
1. TexasEscapes.com. Oakalla, TX (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

2. Handbook of Texas Online. Oakalla, TX (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 875 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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