OLA, TEXAS. Ola is on State Highway 243 seven miles east of Kaufman in east central Kaufman County. It was settled in the late nineteenth century. In 1892 Ola acquired a post office, which closed in 1911, and in 1896 it supported several businesses. The settlement had an estimated population of seventy-two in 1900, thirty in 1910, and seventy-two from 1930 to the mid-1960s. It reported two businesses in 1930 and 1940, one in 1945, and none afterward. The population of Ola was reported at fifty from 1970 to 2000.
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