TexasEscapes.comTexas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History
Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion
Over 1800 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : SITE MAP : : SEARCH SITE
HOME
SEARCH SITE
ARCHIVES
RESERVATIONS
Texas Hotels
Hotels
Cars
Air
Cruises
Hillsboro Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Hillsboro, Texas
Book Today
 
 Texas : Towns A-Z / Central Texas N : Kopperl

KOPPERL, TEXAS

Bosque County, North Central Texas
Near FM 56 - a stone's throw from Lake Whitney
14 Miles NE of Meridian
NW of Hillsboro & Whitney
40 Miles NW of Waco

Population: 225

Book Your Hotel Here & Save
Hillsboro Hotels | Whitney Hotels

Kopperl TX railroad depot
The railroad depot in Kopperl
Photo courtesy Sam Fenstermacher
History in a Pecan Shell

Named to honor Moritz Kopperl, director of the Santa Fe Railroad, the town shares a railroad history with other Bosque County towns. The history of Kopperl is not unlike hundreds of other Texas towns whose fortunes rose and fell at the whim of railroads and cotton prices - but it did have the good fortune to be the boyhood home of singer/ songwriter Steve Fromholz who used Kopperl as the backdrop for his song "Texas Trilogy" in 1969.
In turn, Fromholz' song inspired author Craig D. Hillis and photographer Bruce F. Jordon to extend the lyrics into a book using the same title as Fromholz' song. Texas Trilogy: Life in a Small Texas Town was published by UT Press in 2002. Despite the title, the book includes other towns in Bosque County and serves not only as a readable history, but also a cultural geography and sociological study of the entire region. Jordan's photos are suplimented by vintage photographs and the book should be an excellent model for other Texas towns who want to preserve their heritage beyond the standard dry text and dull photos of most histories.

See Kopperl, Bosque County, Texas

by Steven Fromholz
Kopperl TX railroad depot
Photo courtesy Sam Fenstermacher
More Texas Depots
Kopperl, Texas
Area Destinations:

Meridian
Hillsboro
Whitney
Waco
Hotels:
Hillsboro Hotels
Whitney Hotels
More Hotels
More Texas Destinations:
Central Texas North
Texas Towns
Texas Ghost Towns
Hotels
Whitney Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Whitney, Texas
Book here & Save
 
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | TEXAS HOTELS
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | MAPS

TEXAS FEATURES
Ghosts | People | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Black History | Rooms with a Past | Music | Animals | Books
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Stores | Banks | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Drive-by Architecture | Old Neon | Murals | Signs | Ghost Signs | Then and Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | HOTELS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Recommend Us | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright 1998-2008. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved
This page last modified: May 6, 2010