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Dennis, Texas

Dennis
Unincorporated community
Dennis
Dennis
Location within the state of Texas

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

Country United States
State Texas
County Parker
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76439
GNIS feature ID 1334253

Dennis is an unincorporated community in Parker County, Texas, United States. Its elevation is 728 feet (222 m).[1] Although Dennis is unincorporated, 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

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

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

External links

  • Handbook of Texas Online


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