DeCordova, Texas

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DeCordova, Texas
Nickname: 
Millennium City
Location of DeCordova, Texas
Location of DeCordova, Texas
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyHood
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,683
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
3,040
 • Density2,249.10/sq mi (833.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76049
Area code817
FIPS code48-19570
GNIS feature ID1922767[2]
Websitecityofdecordova.org

DeCordova is a city in Hood County, Texas, United States. As of the US 2018 Population estimates it has a population of 3169.[4]

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.

History[edit]

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,[5] DeCordova was the first city in Texas to be incorporated after the turn of the century and claims the title of Texas' "Millennium City".

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20102,683
2019 (est.)3,040[3]13.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ Bureau, US Census. "404: Page Not Found". Census.gov. Retrieved 2022-04-27. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  5. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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