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Overton
Rusk County, Texas

ZipCodes
75684




Page Contents for Overton, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Overton is approximately 2,350 2000, 2554 2010.
The approximate number of families is 994 1990, 935 2010.
The amount of land area in Overton is 17.383 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Overton is 6.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.104 sq kilometers.
The distance from Overton to Washington DC is 1142 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 214 miles. (as the crow flies)
Overton is positioned 32.27 degrees north of the equator and 94.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Overton elevation is 489 feet above sea level.
Overton median income is $ 28,098 2000.
The Overton median home price is $ 52,000 2000.
Overton average annual precipitation is 47.4 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 45.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 64.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 66.0 degrees F.

Location

in northeastern Texas about sixteen miles northwest of Henderson in northwestern Rusk County. It is near the Smith County line. Nearby communities include New London, Arp, Kilgore, Liberty City, Troup, New Chapel Hill, Henderson and Whitehouse.include
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History & History Related Items

Overton was named for Frank Overton who owned land in the area. He donated some of his land for a townsite. The Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad was completed by about 1875 and was only 16 miles long. But the community became a shipping point for the area for the International-Great Northern rail system. Many people from smaller, outlying towns moved to the Overton area to benefit from the railroad lines there. Schools and churches were built and Hubbard College was founded all around the same time. Mostly a farming area, Overton grew and improved, but when oil was discovered nearby about 1930, the prosperity increased for almost all businesses. Many oil related businesses, such as refineries, supply companies and iron works located here to be near the oil fields.
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Overton City Government

City of Overton
1200 S. Commerce
Phone: 903-834-3171


U.S. Post Office
115 S. Rusk
Overton, TX
Phone: 903-834-3641


Choctaw Nation
Texas Band of Choctaw Indians
Overton is the headquarters of the Texas Band of Choctaw Indians a small group of Native Americans whose population lay principally between Overton and Troup. A second community was formed in 1881 by John Martin Thompson, William C. Thompson andWoody Jones in Trinity County near Centralia. The tribe has a current membership of 176 and is seeking Federal Recognition as a distinct tribe. The Texas Choctaws, also referred to as Yowani Choctaws by the Republic of Texas, was a party to the treaty of February 23, 1836 between the Cherokees and Twelve Associated Tribes and the Republic of Texas. The band has also been involved in numerous suits over land claims in 1871-1875, 1914, 1920-21, 1948 and 1963. Additionally there were a number of suits regardingChoctaw citizenship in Oklahoma from Texas Choctaw descendants, including William C. Thompson et al vs. Choctaw Nation and William Starr Jones, et al vs. Choctaw Nation.


Tribal Cemetery Links page for Texas Band of Choctaw Indians.

Overton Chamber

Overton-New London Area Chamber of Commerce
121 E. Henderson, Box 6
Overton, TX 75684
Phone: 903-834-3542

Overton Organizations

Overton-New London Area Chamber of Commerce
121 E. Henderson, Box 6
Overton, TX 75684
Phone: 903-834-3542

Overton Libraries

Rusk County Library

Overton Schools

Overton Independent School District
501 East Henderson
P.O. Box 130
Overton, Texas 75684
Phone: 903-834-6145
Fax: 903-834-6755 Overton

Miscellany

The population of Overton was:
1888 - 500+
1904 - 568
1931 - 426
1933 - 3,000
1936 - 4,500
1945 - 2,313
1983 - 2,430
1990 - 2,105
1991 - 2,048
2000 - 2,350


Overton Cemetery information.

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