Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Oakwood, TX
Oakwood is a town in Freestone and Leon Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 471 at the 2000 census. The Oakwood State Bank, operated by Roddy R. Wiley, Jr. (born ca. 1923), is called the smallest bank in the United States. It serves some six hundred accounts in the same manner that it did in the 1950s -- without new banking conveniences of recent decades. Even account numbers are ignored, for the bank focuses on the customers' names. Wiley's unique bank, which was founded when Theodore Roosevelt was U.S. President, has an uncertain future. It was featured on Bob Phillips' Texas Country Reporter television series on March 29, 2008. as well as on the CBS Evening News on April 25, 2008.