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Welcome to Oakhurst ...

The city of Oakhurst is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Oakhurst is located in San Jacinto County<1>.


The location of Oakhurst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Oakhurst, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

The community of Oakhurst is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oakhurst lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Oakhurst: (936)

The ZIP code for Oakhurst: 77359<4>

Communities Also Named Oakhurst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 23 communities that are also named Oakhurst - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Maryland (2), Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oakhurst.

Communities near Oakhurst ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oakhurst.

  • Huntsville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Onalaska
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onalaska
    • Onalaska is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,167 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onalaska <5>
  • Trinity
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • New Waverly
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Waverly
    • New Waverly is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Waverly <5>
  • Coldspring
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldspring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldspring
    • Coldspring is located in San Jacinto County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 950 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldspring <5>
  • Point Blank
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Riverside
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside <5>
  • Dodge
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
    • Dodge is located in Walker County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge <5>
  • Laurel Hill
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
    • Laurel Hill is located in San Jacinto County
  • Evergreen
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen is located in San Jacinto County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oakhurst. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oakhurst.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakhurst. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oakhurst.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakhurst. See our Newspapers Page for Oakhurst.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakhurst ...

Looking for more information about Oakhurst? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oakhurst, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oakhurst.

Adding Oakhurst to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oakhurst in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oakhurst was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Oakhurst post office opened in 1899.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oakhurst.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakhurst. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for San Jacinto County: www.co.san-jacinto.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including San Jacinto, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakhurst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oakhurst). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oakhurst or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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