Reklaw, Texas

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Reklaw, Texas
Reklaw, Texas Townsite Sign
Reklaw, Texas Townsite Sign
Location of Reklaw, Texas
Location of Reklaw, Texas
Cherokee County Reklaw.svg
Coordinates: 31°51′43″N 94°59′6″W / 31.86194°N 94.98500°W / 31.86194; -94.98500Coordinates: 31°51′43″N 94°59′6″W / 31.86194°N 94.98500°W / 31.86194; -94.98500
Country United States
State Texas
CountiesCherokee, Rusk
 • Total2.95 sq mi (7.63 km2)
 • Land2.94 sq mi (7.62 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
305 ft (93 m)
 • Total379
 • Estimate 
 • Density134.26/sq mi (51.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code903
FIPS code48-61508[3]
GNIS feature ID1375694[4]

Reklaw is a city in Cherokee and Rusk counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 379 at the 2010 census.


The town is named for Margaret Walker, who donated the land for the townsite, but since a Walker, Texas already existed elsewhere, the town simply spelled her name backwards.[5] Similarly, the nearby town of Sacul was also named with a spelling reversal.


Reklaw is located at 31°51′43″N 94°59′6″W / 31.86194°N 94.98500°W / 31.86194; -94.98500 (31.861944, –94.984965).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2), all of it land. Most of the city lies in Cherokee County, with only a small portion extending into Rusk County.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Reklaw has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)395[2]4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 327 people, 130 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 111.3 people per square mile (42.9/km2). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 51.1 per square mile (19.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.02% White, 7.65% African American, 0.31% Native American, 5.20% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.46% of the population.

There were 130 households, out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,167, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,092. About 6.5% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Reklaw is served by the Rusk Independent School District.

Postal service[edit]

Reklaw, Texas Post Office

The United States Postal Service operates a post office in Reklaw to serve the residents of the city and the outlying areas.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Hazlewood, Claudia. "Reklaw, Texas". Handbook of Texas. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Reklaw, Texas
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Reklaw Post Office Location". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-03-11.