Lone Oak is a city situated in Hunt County in Texas. The town’s population rose from 521 at the 2000 census, to 598 as of the 2010 census. The town’s first settlers arrived in the 1850s. The town’s name comes from a lonely oak tree located in the prairie. The town’s post office was established in 1869. Lone Oak was incorporated when the tracks of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad were being built in 1890. The public education system is distributed by the Lone Oak Independent School District. Lone Oak is situated fifteen miles northwest to Greenville which is the county seat.