Callahan County

Oplin, Texas

History

Oplin, 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

Location

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

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