Derby, Texas

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Derby
Derby is located in Texas
Derby
Derby
Derby is located in the United States
Derby
Derby
Coordinates: 28°46′16″N 99°07′48″W / 28.771°N 99.130°W / 28.771; -99.130Coordinates: 28°46′16″N 99°07′48″W / 28.771°N 99.130°W / 28.771; -99.130
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyFrio
Population
 (2000)
 • Total50
Time zoneCentral (CST)
ZIP
78061
Area code(s)830

Derby is an unincorporated community located in south central Frio County in the U.S. state of Texas. The town is located on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, at the intersection of I-35 and FM 1583.

History[edit]

The town was formed in 1879 by John Bennett. In 1882, a post office was established under the name of Lenore, with the town later being renamed to Derby, after Bennett's hometown of Derby, England.[1] Derby was renamed to Otley, after the village of Otley, Suffolk. By 1906, the town was renamed to Derby. In 2009, the population of Derby was estimated to be 50.[2]

Education[edit]

The town is served by the Pearsall Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DERBY, TX|The Handbook of Texas Online". The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Derby|Texas Almanac". Texas Almanac. Retrieved July 11, 2017.