- Get Involved
WHITE OAK, TX (TITUS COUNTY)
WHITE OAK, TEXAS (Titus County). White Oak is on Farm Road 2152 near White Oak Creek nine miles northwest of Mount Pleasant in northwestern Titus County. It was originally a black farming community. Piney, two miles southeast of White Oak, was the first black settlement in the area. Gradually Piney became two communities, divided by Piney Creek. Those who lived east of the creek were considered to be part of the Piney community, and those who lived west of the creek were considered to be part of the White Oak community. George Baker, a prosperous landowner, was probably the first settler in what became White Oak. White Oak residents built their own church and school, so that they need not travel to Piney for education or worship. The school at White Oak was still open as an elementary school in 1964. In 1984 White Oak had two churches and a town hall. In 2000 the population reached 100.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Traylor Russell, History of Titus County (2 vols., Waco: Morrison, 1965, 1966; rpt., Walsworth, Texas, 1975).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "White Oak, TX (Titus County)," accessed March 18, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrw43.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.