Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

MORGAN'S POINT RESORT CITY, TEXAS. Morgan's Point Resort City is on the shores of Belton Lake seven miles north of Belton in northern Bell County. It was named for the James E. Morgan family, who owned much of the land where the community was built. Developers purchased 1,277 acres for the project, and at the end of June 1970 Morgan's Point Resort residents voted to incorporate with an aldermanic form of government. The community grew quickly, with the number of residents rising from fifty in 1976 to 299 in 1980 and to 1,082 in 1982. The business district consisted primarily of service industries catering to local residents and to visitors to Belton Lake. Most members of the workforce commuted to nearby Temple or Belton or were associated with Fort Hood. Children attended school in the Belton Independent School District. By 1990 Morgan's Point Resort had a population estimated at 1,766, and residents had voted to change to a city-manager style of government. The population grew to 2,989 by 2000.

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