Cresson, Texas

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Cresson, Texas
Location of Cresson in Parker County
Location of Cresson in Parker County
CountryUnited States
CountiesHood, Johnson, Parker
 • Total29.9 sq mi (77 km2)
 • Land29.9 sq mi (77 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
1,054 ft (321 m)
 • Total741
 • Density64/sq mi (24.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-17648
GNIS feature ID1333663

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.[1]


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.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cresson has an area of 11.5 square miles (29.9 km2), all of it land.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20181,029[2]38.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


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



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.[4]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Cresson, Texas

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Coordinates: 32°31′57″N 97°37′04″W / 32.53250°N 97.61778°W / 32.53250; -97.61778