Location of Cresson in Parker County
|Counties||Hood, Johnson, Parker|
|• Total||11.55 sq mi (29.91 km2)|
|• Land||11.54 sq mi (29.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,054 ft (321 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||115.89/sq mi (44.75/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1333663|
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.
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.
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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.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "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.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Climate Summary for Cresson, Texas
- Cresson, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cresson, Texas