Hallsville, Texas

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Hallsville, Texas
Bobcat Stadium at Hallsville High School
Bobcat Stadium at Hallsville High School
Location of Hallsville, Texas
Location of Hallsville, Texas
Harrison County Hallsville.svg
Coordinates: 32°30′15″N 94°34′30″W / 32.50417°N 94.57500°W / 32.50417; -94.57500Coordinates: 32°30′15″N 94°34′30″W / 32.50417°N 94.57500°W / 32.50417; -94.57500
CountryUnited States
 • City CouncilMayor Jesse Casey [1]
Mayor Pro Tem Gary Lovelace
Alderman Lauren Bresch
Alderman Charlie Hunt
Alderman Guy Walker
Alderman Brant Cain
 • Total3.81 sq mi (9.86 km2)
 • Land3.81 sq mi (9.86 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
364 ft (111 m)
 • Total4,277
 • Density1,128.74/sq mi (435.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code903
FIPS code48-31904[3]
GNIS feature ID1373984[4]
Hallsville City Hall is located on the main thoroughfare of the community, U.S. Highway 80.
First Baptist Church in Hallsville

Hallsville is a city in Harrison County, Texas, United States, located 13 miles (21 km) west of the county seat, Marshall, on U.S. Highway 80. The population was 3,577 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 2,772 at the 2000 census. The 2020 census revealed that Hallsville's population was 4,277.[6]



The area was first settled in 1839, when Fort Crawford was built one mile west of the site of present Hallsville by W. C. Crawford as a protection against Indians. In 1849 the fort is reported to have had a post office and a two-story building that served as church, Masonic hall, and school (the only school in western Harrison County until 1868). In 1869, when an independent Southern Pacific Railway crossed a mile north of Fort Crawford, the settlers moved to the railroad and named the new settlement for a railroad official. All that remains at the original location is a cemetery.

A post office named "Hallville" opened in 1869, and the first business in the new community was a saloon. From 1869 to 1872 the town was the terminus of the railroad, and the railroad company built a general office and machine shops there. The community incorporated for the first time in 1870 and was a boom town, with as many as fifty businesses, in the early 1870s. Hallville shipped cotton, wool, and hides. In 1872, when the Texas and Pacific acquired the railroad and built out to Longview in Gregg County, Hallville lost much of its western trade. In 1873 the railroad moved its local headquarters and shops to Marshall. Hallville's incorporation lapsed, and the community lost many of its people to Marshall in the later 1870s. In 1884 it had an estimated 600 inhabitants, three churches, six sawmills, six grist mill-gins, a hotel, two saloons, and a cooperative association. By 1892 the population had fallen to 300, but it recovered to 600 in the 1900s. In 1904 the Hallville school district had two schools serving 180 white pupils and one school serving 111 black pupils. A bank opened in the community in 1909. In the 1920s the post office changed the spelling of its name to Hallsville. The community reincorporated in 1935.


Until 2003, Hallsville had only one traffic light, located at the main intersection at Main Street (HWY 80) and FM 450. The town has experienced rapid growth in the past decade and now boasts six traffic lights, a larger corporate grocery store chain, a medical and dental clinic, two dollar stores and several fast-food chains. The heart and pulse of the community still lies in its school functions, particularly sporting events.


Hallsville is located in western Harrison County at 32°30′15″N 94°34′30″W / 32.50417°N 94.57500°W / 32.50417; -94.57500 (32.504036, –94.574904).[7] U.S. Highway 80 passes through the center of town as Main Street, leading east 13 miles (21 km) to Marshall, the county seat, and west 10 miles (16 km) to Longview. Farm Road 450 leads south from the center of Hallsville 2 miles (3 km) to Interstate 20 at Exit 604 and north 13 miles (21 km) to Harleton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hallsville has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all of it land.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Hallsville racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,236 75.66%
Black or African American (NH) 403 9.42%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 19 0.44%
Asian (NH) 50 1.17%
Pacific Islander (NH) 2 0.05%
Some Other Race (NH) 19 0.44%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 198 4.63%
Hispanic or Latino 350 8.18%
Total 4,277

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,277 people, 1,564 households, and 1,233 families residing in the city.

As of the 2010 census Hallsville had a population of 3,577. The median age was 32. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 89.1% white, 5.5% black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.6% from some other race and 2.0% from two or more races. 6.1% of the population was Hispanic of any race.[12]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,772 people, 993 households, and 799 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,217.3 people per square mile (469.4/km2). There were 1,050 housing units at an average density of 461.1 per square mile (177.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.15% White, 4.76% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population.

There were 993 households, out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 33.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,341, and the median income for a family was $49,868. Males had a median income of $39,844 versus $21,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,689. About 5.8% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


Bobcat Radio[edit]

Bobcat Radio 104.9 KQAT is an information source for western Harrison County, owned and operated by Hallsville Independent School District. The low power FM (LPFM) station serves the city of Hallsville and the surrounding community for a 10-mile radius. Bobcat Radio also broadcasts on the Internet.[13]


The city is served by the Hallsville Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hallsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[20]


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  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
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  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Hallsville city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
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  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics for Hallsville from the US census
  13. ^ http://bobcatradio.hisd.com.
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  19. ^ "Profile of Andrea Yates Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine." About.com. Retrieved on April 25, 2009.
  20. ^ Climate Summary for Hallsville, Texas
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[10][11]

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