Dennis, Texas

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Dennis
Dennis is located in Texas
Dennis
Dennis
Location within the state of Texas
Dennis is located in the United States
Dennis
Dennis
Dennis (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°37′7″N 97°55′36″W / 32.61861°N 97.92667°W / 32.61861; -97.92667Coordinates: 32°37′7″N 97°55′36″W / 32.61861°N 97.92667°W / 32.61861; -97.92667
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyParker
Elevation
728 ft (222 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76439
GNIS feature ID1334253

Dennis is an incorporated town in Parker County, Texas, USA. Its elevation is 728 feet (222 m).[1] On May 6, 2017, voters approved incorporation of Dennis. It has a post office, with the ZIP code of 76439.[2]

N. M. Dennis, a local judge, founded the community at the spot of a bridge across the Brazos River in 1892. The community's post office was opened in 1895. Today, FM 1543 passes through the community.[3]

As of the 2000 census the town has 90 residents. The town includes a post office, a volunteer fire station,[4] Dennis First Baptist Church, and Sugar Tree Golf Course,.[5] The town is served by Brock ISD,.[6] There have been many attempts over the years to open a market in the town, but they have all failed for various reasons.

History[edit]

In 1892, after a bridge was built across the Brazos River, Judge N. M. Dennis, a Parker County lawyer and farmer, developed the community to serve the farmers and ranchers of the area.

Geography[edit]

Located 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Fort Worth (nearest metropolitan area), 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Weatherford, TX (nearest city), 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Granbury, TX, and 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Mineral Wells, TX; it is sandwiched between the communities of Brock (to the northwest) and Lipan (to the southwest) and Buckner (to the southeast).

The Brazos River runs through the middle of town. The farm to market road (FM) that passes through Dennis is 1189.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dennis, Texas
  2. ^ "Free ZIP Code Lookup with area code, county, geocode, MSA/PMSA, population". www.zipinfo.com.
  3. ^ Dennis, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-17. Accessed 2008-08-10.
  4. ^ "HugeDomains.com - Bdvfd.com is for sale (Bdvfd)". www.bdvfd.com.
  5. ^ http://www.sugartreegolf.com/golf/proto/sugartreegolf/
  6. ^ ISD, Brock. "Brock ISD ::". www.brockisd.net.

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