Apple Springs, Texas

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Apple Springs
Unincorporated community
Apple Springs is located in Texas
Apple Springs
Apple Springs
Apple Springs is located in the US
Apple Springs
Apple Springs
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 31°13′25″N 94°57′59″W / 31.22361°N 94.96639°W / 31.22361; -94.96639Coordinates: 31°13′25″N 94°57′59″W / 31.22361°N 94.96639°W / 31.22361; -94.96639
Country United States
State Texas
County Trinity
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Apple Springs is a small unincorporated community in Trinity County, Texas, United States. The town was founded shortly after the Civil War as May Apple Springs. The town rose to a population of 285 in 1965, and then progressively declined to about 130 people, with nine business, in the 1990s.

Schools[edit]

Apple Springs is home to Apple Springs Independent School District. The district has two schools, Apple Springs Elementary School (pre-kindergarten to grade 6) and Apple Springs High School (grades 7 to 12), with approximately 140-165 students. In 2004-2005, the school district received an "Academically Acceptable" rating from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In 2002, Apple Springs High School was recognized by Texas Monthly one of the top ten high schools in Texas in its economic group, based on ranking by the National Center for Educational Accountability.

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Apple Springs since 1884.[1] The community took its name from a nearby spring where May apples grew.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Apple Springs from the Handbook of Texas Online
  2. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6.