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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).

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Overton 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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Climate & Weather

Overton average annual precipitation is 47.4 inches per year.
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.

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Overton history:

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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