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Oplin, Callahan County, Texas


Notes: OPLIN, TEXAS. Oplin, on State Highway 604 and Farm Road 2926, south of the Middle Fork of Pecan Bayou in southwestern Callahan County, dates from the 1890s. A post office was established in 1903 with William A. Smith as postmaster. The name Oplin was suggested by local merchant Steve Jones and supposedly came from that of a South American town. The population peaked at 300 in 1915 and fell off to 100 in 1925. In 1940 the community had 200 residents, five businesses, a school, and a cemetery, but it suffered a decline during and after World War II, paralleling the decline in Callahan County and possibly reflecting the increasing attraction of cities like Abilene as transportation and communications improved. The post office in Oplin closed around 1961. In 1990 the population was reported as seventy-five. The population remained the same in 2000.

"OPLIN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 12, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Latitude: 32.138747, Longitude: -99.558686


Matches 1 to 22 of 22

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Arnold William  28 Jan 1916Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P2712
2 Atwood, Bonnie Lois  5 Mar 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P6
3 Atwood, Emma Gene  27 Sep 1919Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P970
4 Atwood, Flossie Oneta  17 Jan 1911Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P5915
5 Atwood, Margaret P.  11 Nov 1918Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P2711
6 Atwood, Robert Gerald  15 Dec 1914Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P2713
7 Atwood, Rubye Joyce  9 Jan 1929Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P983
8 Atwood, Sue Dell  10 May 1921Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P2710
9 Breeding, Veda Pearl  13 July 1911Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P982
10 Grantham, Addie Belle  2 Nov 1908Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P12708
11 Grantham, Annie Lee  24 Apr 1909Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P272
12 Grantham, John Calvin  19 Mar 1917Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P270
13 Grantham, Lillian Benton  14 Dec 1901Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P12712
14 Grantham, Vira Lorene  8 Dec 1919Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P43
15 Grantham, W.I.   P12709
16 Johnson, Thomas Wayman  26 Aug 1922Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P13850
17 Jones, Lester Monteray  1 Nov 1908Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P2735
18 Roberson, Jerroed Vaughn  7 Nov 1921Oplin, Callahan County, Texas I42
19 Rogers, Mildrid Lucille  11 Jul 1920Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P912
20 Rogers, William Herbert  19 Nov 1895Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P277
21 Straley, Frankie Lee  14 Aug 1915Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P23231
22 Windham, Annie Laura(Lollie)  29 Aug 1895Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P23232


Matches 1 to 11 of 11

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Joseph Ashford  30 Nov. 1921Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P261
2 Atwood, Laney Belle  7 Jun 1959Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P249
3 Dawson, Palestine Ione  10 Apr 1930Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P1169
4 Grantham, Jesse Richard  8 Feb 1927Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P327
5 Johnson, Lucindie Mae  1 Oct 1973Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P913
6 Johnson, William Thomas  28 Nov 1938Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P13735
7 Lane, Laura Elizabeth  26 Oct 1936Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P10169
8 Poindexter, John Newton  9 Mar 1916Oplin, Callahan County, Texas I500
9 Popnoe, Mary Magdaline  20 Apr 1959Oplin, Callahan County, Texas I912
10 Roberson, Carr McMicken  19 Nov 1936Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P10170
11 Straley, John Henry  30 Jul 1928Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P10106


Matches 1 to 19 of 19

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Flossie Oneta  13 Feb 2007Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P5915
2 Atwood, Glen L.  12 Feb 1970Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P242
3 Atwood, Joseph Ashford  1 Dec 1921Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P261
4 Atwood, Laney Belle  9 June 1959Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P249
5 Atwood, Thomas Orval  24 Dec 1952Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P44
6 Atwood, William Lafayette  7 April 1946Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P4587
7 Breeding, Thomas Wilson  25 Apr 1938Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P998
8 Clements, Mary Delphia  3 May 1965Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P999
9 Dawson, Palestine Ione  11 Apr 1930Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P1169
10 Fore, Anna Mitte  After 25 Jan 1953Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P5917
11 Gwin, Ernest Warren  Aft 2 Feb 1973Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P10174
12 Hamlin, Flora A  Aft 25 Jul 1912Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P972
13 Hodge, Mary E.  1924Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P20412
14 O'Shields, William David  Aft 11 Mar 1948Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P20413
15 Popnoe, Mary Magdaline  Aft 20 Apr 1959Oplin, Callahan County, Texas I912
16 Roberson, John Alfred  After Apr 1951Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P10168
17 Straley, Freida Corrine  7 Apr 1975Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P2720
18 Straley, John Henry  Aft Jul 1928Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P10106
19 Straley, Joseph Leland  7 Jul 1966Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P2721


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Arrival    Person ID 
1 Atwood, William Riley  1921Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P235
2 Grantham, Hillard Cisero  1891Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P324

Birth of Daughter

Matches 1 to 5 of 5

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth of Daughter    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Thomas Orval  5 Mar 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P44
2 Grantham, George Washington  24 Apr 1909Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P237
3 Grantham, George Washington  8 Dec 1919Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P237
4 Rogers, Beulah Viola  24 Apr 1909Oplin, Callahan County, Texas  P238
5 Rogers, Beulah Viola  8 Dec 1919Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P238


Matches 1 to 16 of 16

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Census    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Bonnie Lois  12 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P6
2 Atwood, Glen L.  11 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P242
3 Atwood, Howard Riley  12 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P233
4 Atwood, Maurice Havins  10 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P243
5 Atwood, Neil Vernon  12 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P244
6 Atwood, Rubye Joyce  11 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P983
7 Atwood, Thomas Orval  12 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P44
8 Atwood, William Riley  12 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas  P235
9 Breeding, Veda Pearl  10 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P982
10 Grantham, Alvin Franklin  1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas  P273
11 Grantham, Annie Lee  1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas  P272
12 Grantham, Burma Joe  1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P1744
13 Grantham, Vira Lorene  12 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P43
14 Harville, Lillian Edith  11 Apr 1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P984
15 Poindexter, Thomas Newton  1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P1748
16 Scott, Ruby Frances  1940Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P1745


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Religion    Person ID 
1 Grantham, George Washington  24 Jan 1903Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P237
2 Grantham, Hillard Cisero  29 Jan 1903Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P324


Matches 1 to 6 of 6

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Laney Belle  Feb 1952Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P249
2 Atwood, Maurice Havins  Feb 1952Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P243
3 Atwood, William Lafayette  12 Sept 1918Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P4587
4 Grantham, George Washington  12 Sept 1918Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P237
5 Grantham, Ira  1917-1918Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P330
6 Poindexter, Thomas Newton  Jun 1917-1918Oplin, Callahan County, Texas P1748


Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Atwood / Arnold  23 Mar 1913Oplin, Callahan County, Texas F568
2 Atwood / Arnold  25 Oct 1914Oplin, Callahan County, Texas F170
3 Rogers / Johnson  16 Nov 1916Oplin, Callahan County, Texas F155