Oakland, Colorado County, Texas

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Oakland, Texas
unincorporated community
Oakland, Texas is located in Texas
Oakland, Texas
Oakland, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°36′06″N 96°49′48″W / 29.60167°N 96.83000°W / 29.60167; -96.83000Coordinates: 29°36′06″N 96°49′48″W / 29.60167°N 96.83000°W / 29.60167; -96.83000
Country United States
State Texas
County Colorado
Elevation[1] 167 ft (51 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78951
Area code(s) 979
GNIS feature ID 1343015[1]

Oakland is an unincorporated community in Colorado County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 80 in 2000.[2] It is located southwest of Weimar on Farm to Market Road 532 (FM 532) near its junction with Farm to Market Road 2144 (FM 2144).

Although it is unincorporated, Oakland has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78951.[3] Public education in the community is provided by the Weimar Independent School District.

Geography[edit]

According to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), Oakland is situated at 29°36′06″N 96°49′48″W / 29.60167°N 96.83000°W / 29.60167; -96.83000.[1] The community is located 10.7 miles (17.2 km) southwest of Weimar via FM 532 and Farm to Market Road 155 (FM 155). The intersection of FM 532 with FM 2144 is a short distance to the northeast of Oakland. By using FM 2144, which connects with FM 155, the distance to Weimar is a slightly longer 10.9 miles (17.5 km). The Navidad River flows south on the west side of Oakland. Its two branches, the East and West Navidad Rivers join a short distance to the northwest of the community.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oakland, Texas. Retrieved on November 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Oakland, Texas". (Colorado County). The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Google (November 3, 2013). "Oakland, TX". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 3, 2013.