Our Community

Nestled in just over one square mile of woods, Oakwood was originally called “Oakwoods” because of the large number of oak trees in the area. Cotton was the most important cash crop for many years, and the earliest crops were shipped on flatboats that floated down the Trinity River to Houston and Galveston. The railroad made Oakwood the leading cotton center in the area, and during the height of the cotton boom, the town had three cotton gins.

Today, our close-knit community continues to thrive on the values that hard work teaches. We know that education is the key to a long and successful future for our community, and we are proud to be an integral part of it.

Community Resources & Attractions

Carter Ranch Airport
Located 4 miles east of Oakwood
Owner: Ben J. Fortson
5330 N Lincoln Ave
Ft. Worth, Texas 76106
(817) 335.5641

Freestone County Tax Office
P.O. Box 257
Fairfield, Texas 75840
(903) 389.2336

Family Dollar
140 Love Street
Oakwood, Texas 75855
(903) 545-1342

Leon County Gun Club
15295 County Road 224
Oakwood, Texas 75855
(903) 322.4298

Leon County Tax Office
155 N. Cass Street P. O. Box 37
Centerville, Texas 75833
(903) 536.2543

Oakwood City Hall
Mayor: Vicki Stroud
135 E Broad Street
Oakwood, Texas 75855
(903) 545.2131

Oakwood Outfitters
136 Broad Street
Oakwood, Texas 75855
(903) 545-2825

Oakwood Police Department
Chief of Police: James Hommel
PO Box 96 135 E Broad St
Oakwood, Texas 75855
Non-Emergency: (903) 545.2131

Oakwood State Bank
300 N Main St
Oakwood, Texas 75855
(903) 545.2163

Oakwood Sun Stop
506 Broad Street
Oakwood, Texas 75855
(903) 545-1954

Palestine Regional Medical Center
2900 South Loop 256
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 731.1000

U.S. Post Office
315 Broad St
Oakwood, Texas 75855
(903) 545.2114