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DENNIS, TX

DENNIS, TEXAS. Dennis is on Farm Road 1189 fifteen miles southwest of Weatherford in southwestern Parker County. 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. A Dennis post office was established in 1895. Throughout its history the settlement has been a church and school community. The population surpassed 100 in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1980 and 1990 the community had eighty-six residents. In 2000 its population was ninety.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

John Clements, Flying the Colors: Texas, a Comprehensive Look at Texas Today, County by County (Dallas: Clements Research, 1984). Gustavus Adolphus Holland, History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin (Weatherford, Texas: Herald, 1931; rpt. 1937). Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982).

David Minor

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David Minor, "DENNIS, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnd11), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on November 5, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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