Iola, Texas

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Iola, Texas
Old Cafe in Downtown
Old Cafe in Downtown
Coordinates: 30°46′19″N 96°04′30″W / 30.77194°N 96.07500°W / 30.77194; -96.07500
Country United States
State Texas Texas
County Grimes
Incorporated 2007
Population (2009)
 • Total 430
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 936
Location of Iola in the state of Texas.

Iola is a city in Grimes County, Texas, United States on Farm Road 39 and the Burlington-Rock Island Railway, at the headwaters of Ragan Creek in northwest Grimes County. A July 1, 2009 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 430.[1]


On November 6, 2007, it became the fifth incorporated city in Grimes County after a residential vote.[2]


Iola is located between Bryan and Huntsville.[3]


The Iola Independent School District has two campuses - Iola High School (Grades 7-12) and Iola Elementary School (Grades PK-6).

Notable Residents[edit]

NBA player Chris Andersen is from Iola and went to Iola High School.[4]


  1. ^ "Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Texas, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Iola Becomes Newest Brazos Valley City". KBTX. 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  3. ^ Justice, Blair. (column "The Human Side of Science") Houston Post. Sunday May 2, 1965. Perspective Page 5. Available via microfilm from the Houston Public Library Central Library Jesse H. Jones Building.
  4. ^ Chris Andersen Biography on

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Coordinates: 30°46′19″N 96°04′30″W / 30.77194°N 96.07500°W / 30.77194; -96.07500