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COPEVILLE, TEXAS

Collin County, North Central Texas
State Highway 78
Just E of Lavon Lake
6 Miles SW of Farmersville
About 21 Miles SE of McKinney
35 Miles NE of Dallas

Population: 106 (2000)

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Copeville Methodist Church, Texas
Copeville Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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Copeville History in a Pecan Shell

Miles Cope, one of the areas original settlers is the town’s namesake.

Originally a mile west of its present location, the community was surveyed and platted in the 1870s.

Copeville received a post office in 1878 and in 1886 the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad laid tracks a mile east of the community. This resulted in a move of both businesses and residences to the tracks.

By 1915 the population is thought to have reached 300, but by the mid 1920s it had declined to less than 250. During WWII the decline continued – reaching 150 in 1943. From the mid 1980s the population has been given as 106.
Copeville old store
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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