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Oplin, Texas

History

Oplin, Texas Community CenterOplin, located in far southwestern Callahan County at the intersection of Highway 604 and FM 2926.  The town was settled in the 1890s and received a post office in 1903.  By 1915, the population was 300. By 1940, Oplin had five businesses, a school, and a cemetery.  The school closed.  The post office closed in 1961. In 1990 the population was 75. 

The Oplin Schoolhouse, built in 1938, is now used as a community center and is home to "The Grand Old Oplin" country and western dances on Friday nights.

Oplin History from The Handbook of Texas Online

The Grand Old Oplin website

Location

Oplin, TX 32° 8' 23.6004" N, 99° 33' 26.6796" W