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Welcome to Reklaw ...

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

Reklaw is primarily located in Cherokee County<1>. A portion of Reklaw extends into Rusk County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Reklaw, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1903.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Reklaw: The name 'Walker' was suggested to the postal service and rejected. The town citizens reversed the spelling to 'Reklaw', which was accepted.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Reklaw has a population of 390 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Reklaw is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Reklaw: (936)

The ZIP code for Reklaw: 75784<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Reklaw had an population of 390 people. This is an increase of 2.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Reklaw had a population of 379 people. This makes Reklaw the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 379 people, the population of Reklaw increased 15.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 327 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Reklaw.

Communities near Reklaw ...

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

  • Jacksonville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Rusk
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
    • Rusk is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rusk <5>
  • Alto
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto <5>
  • New Summerfield
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Summerfield
    • New Summerfield is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,187 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Summerfield <5>
  • Cushing
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushing
    • Cushing is located in Nacogdoches County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cushing <5>
  • Gallatin
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
    • Gallatin is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin <5>
  • Mount Enterprise
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Sacul
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacul have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacul
    • Sacul is located in Nacogdoches County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacul <5>
  • Dextra
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dextra. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dextra
    • Dextra is located in Nacogdoches County
  • New Salem
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
    • New Salem is located in Rusk 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 Reklaw. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Reklaw.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Reklaw. 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 Reklaw.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Reklaw ...

Looking for more information about Reklaw? 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 Reklaw, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Reklaw.

Adding Reklaw to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Reklaw 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 Reklaw was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Reklaw in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Reklaw post office opened in 1903.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Reklaw.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Reklaw.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Reklaw - 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 Reklaw). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Reklaw 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>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.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>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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