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COPPELL, TEXAS


Extreme NW corner of Dallas County into Denton County
North Central Texas

3258'2"N 9659'12"W (32.967341, -96.986564)

U.S. Hwy 121, I-35 and I-635
E of Grapevine
S of Lewisville
W of Carrollton
N of Irving
23 Miles NW of Dallas
29 Miles NE of Fort Worth
Close to DFW Airport
ZIP codes 75019
Area code 972, 214
Population: 41,421 Est. (2019)
38,659 (2010) 35,958 (2000) 16,881 (1990)

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Coppell, Texas - City of Coppell Texas 1890
City of Coppell, Texas 1890
Photo courtesy Clint Skinner, October 2021

History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the mid 1800s by James Parish, it wasn't until 1887 that a post office was granted under the name Gibbs Station (after Lt. Gov. Barnett Gibbs). In 1888 the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway built through the community, giving growth a jump start. It was renamed after British financer George A. Coppell who helped make the railroad a reality.

By 1914, Coppell had a respectable population of 450 served by most essential businesses and wired for telephone service. Coppell suffered from competition from neighboring cities and by 1926 it counted only about 200 residents. This slump continued for years until the construction (WPA) of a park on Grapevine Creek in 1936. This infrastructure lured businesses and population. Coppell remained primarily agricultural through the 40s and into the 50s. The 1960 census reported a population just over 650.

By the 1970s, Coppell's population was spreading into Denton County. In three years (1981 to 1984) it went from just under 2,000 residents to nearly 4,000. Construction of the Dallas/ Ft. Worth Airport caused the population to explode to its current (2010) 39,000 level. In the 1990s Coppell continued developing its parks and lakes as well as expanding its library.

Coppell, Texas - Coppell  Water Tower
Coppell Water Tower
Photo courtesy Clint Skinner, October 2021
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Coppell, Texas Nearby Towns:
Dallas the county seat
Grapevine
Lewisville
Carrollton
Irving
Fort Worth

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