Copeville, Texas

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Copeville, Texas
Copeville is located in Texas
Copeville
Copeville
Location within the state of Texas
Copeville is located in the United States
Copeville
Copeville
Copeville (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°4′46″N 96°24′56″W / 33.07944°N 96.41556°W / 33.07944; -96.41556Coordinates: 33°4′46″N 96°24′56″W / 33.07944°N 96.41556°W / 33.07944; -96.41556
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCollin
Elevation
554 ft (169 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
75121
Area code(s)214, 469, 972
FIPS code48-16600
GNIS feature ID1333321 [1]

Copeville is an unincorporated community in southeastern Collin County, Texas, United States, along State Highway 78 near the east shore of Lavon Lake.

History[edit]

Copeville was named for John Miles Cope (January 5, 1827 – July 14, 1902),[2] one of the earliest settlers to arrive in the area. Along with his father and brother he organized the community in the 1850s. In 1886 it moved about a mile east from its original location to its current site after the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway[3] was built through the area.[4]

Population[edit]

The population of Copeville may have reached 300 in 1915. The population estimate had fallen to 240 in 1926. It remained at that number throughout the 1920s and 1930s due to the Great Depression, mechanization of farming, and job opportunities offered in the Dallas metropolitan area. In 1943 a further decline to 150 was reported. Until the early 1970s that estimate remained constant. The town had two churches, five businesses, and a school in 1947. Copeville had 106 residents and seven businesses in 1986 and 1990. In 2000 that number remained unchanged.[4]

Education[edit]

The community of Copeville is served by the Community Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feature Detail Report for: Copeville, Geographic Names Information System, 31 Dec 1981, retrieved 1 Aug 2013
  2. ^ "John M. Cope, "United States Census, 1880". FamilySearch. Retrieved 26 Mar 2013.
  3. ^ "Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Copeville, Texas". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 26 Mar 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Copeville, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 25 Mar 2013.

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