Oakalla (HMIDP)

Location: Briggs, TX 78608 Burnet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 59.181', W 97° 55.449'

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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.
Marker Number9736
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 602724 N 3428585
Decimal Degrees30.98635000, -97.92415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 59.181', W 97° 55.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 59' 10.86" N, 97° 55' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28637 Farm-to-Market 963, Briggs TX 78608, US
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