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DeCordova, Texas

Coordinates: 32°25′48″N 97°41′42″W / 32.43000°N 97.69500°W / 32.43000; -97.69500
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DeCordova, Texas
Millennium City
Location of DeCordova, Texas
Location of DeCordova, Texas
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.62 sq mi (4.19 km2)
 • Land1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Elevation702 ft (214 m)
 • Total3,007
 • Density1,900/sq mi (720/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code817
FIPS code48-19570
GNIS feature ID1922767[2]

DeCordova is an unincorporated city in Hood County, Texas, United States. As of the US 2020 Census, it had a population of 3,007.

It is a gated residential community located on Lake Granbury, 6 miles (10 km) east-southeast of Granbury, and is part of the Granbury, Texas Micropolitan Statistical Area.


DeCordova Bend Estates started being developed at the same time as the De Cordova Bend Dam in the late 1960s. The dam, built on the Brazos River to control the flow downstream, formed Lake Granbury. The new community was intended to serve as a weekend recreational getaway for residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is an all-age residential community 34 miles (55 km) southwest of Fort Worth. It has a recently renovated clubhouse, 27 holes of golf, marina, swimming pool, tennis, fitness center and other amenities. DeCordova was named after Jacob Raphael De Cordova, the land agent and colonizer. He was born in Spanish Town (near Kingston), Jamaica. De Cordova and Robert Creuzbaurqv compiled the Map of the State of Texas, first published in 1849.

The city of DeCordova incorporated on January 15, 2000,[3] DeCordova was the first city in Texas to be incorporated after the turn of the century and claims the title of Texas' "Millennium City".


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2020 Census[5]

City government[edit]

The city has a mayor–council form of government and all city residents are members of the DeCordova Bend Estates Owners Association and the DeCordova Bend Estates Country Club. The Granbury Independent School District serves area students. Students attend Acton Elementary, Acton Middle, and Granbury High school, all outside the city limits.


  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: DeCordova, Texas
  3. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. May 19, 2006. Archived from the original on August 6, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Census Bureau profile: DeCordova, Texas". United States Census Bureau. May 2023. Retrieved May 21, 2024.

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32°25′48″N 97°41′42″W / 32.43000°N 97.69500°W / 32.43000; -97.69500