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Cresson, Texas

Coordinates: 32°31′57″N 97°37′04″W / 32.53250°N 97.61778°W / 32.53250; -97.61778
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Cresson, Texas
Location of Cresson in Parker County
Location of Cresson in Parker County
CountryUnited States
CountiesHood, Johnson, Parker
 • Total11.55 sq mi (29.91 km2)
 • Land11.54 sq mi (29.90 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation1,053 ft (321 m)
 • Total1,349
 • Estimate 
 • Density120/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code817
FIPS code48-17648
GNIS feature ID1333663[2]

Cresson is a city located at the corners of Hood, Johnson, and Parker counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 377 and State Highway 171, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Fort Worth. Incorporated in 2001, Cresson had a population of 741 at the 2010 census.[3] By 2020, it had a population of 1,349.[4]


The origin of the name has been lost to history. One book suggests the city may have been named after John Cresson, captain of a wagon train that camped in the area before the Civil War. A similar story is told that Cresson was named for an official with the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad.

Cresson was at one time served by the Fort Worth and Rio Grande, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe and the Nancy Hanks railroad companies. It has also been suggested that Cresson was named for Cresson, Pennsylvania, another city with a strong railroading history.


Cresson is situated on the border between Hood and Johnson counties, with the city limits also extending north into Parker County. US 377 leads northeast 25 miles (40 km) to Fort Worth and southwest 12 miles (19 km) to Granbury, the Hood county seat. State Highway 171 leads northwest 20 miles (32 km) to Weatherford, the Parker County seat, and southeast 19 miles (31 km) to Cleburne, the Johnson County seat. Owing to its location being between these four places makes Cresson an important contribution for fuel stops and an easy place to start (plus rise) a business that contributes to commuters.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cresson has an area of 11.5 square miles (29.9 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
2021 (est.)1,849[5]37.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Cresson racial composition as of 2020[4]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 971 71.98%
Black or African American (NH) 126 9.34%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 5 0.37%
Asian (NH) 4 0.3%
Pacific Islander (NH) 2 0.15%
Some Other Race (NH) 4 0.3%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 50 3.71%
Hispanic or Latino 187 13.86%
Total 1,349

According to the 2020 United States census, there were 1,349 people, 315 households, and 257 families residing in the city.


The Granbury Independent School District, the Godley Independent School District, and Aledo Independent School District serve students in the area.

Most of Cresson in Hood County is in Granbury ISD, with a small portion in Godley ISD.[8] In Johnson County Cresson is divided between Granbury and Godley ISDs.[9] Most of Cresson in Parker County is in Granbury ISD, with a portion in Aledo ISD.[10]



The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cresson has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cresson, Texas
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Cresson city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  8. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Hood County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  9. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Johnson County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  10. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Parker County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Cresson, Texas
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[7]

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