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LIPAN, TEXAS


Hood County
, Central Texas North

3231'7"N 982'43"W (32.518623, -98.045294)

FM 4 and FM 1189
16 miles NW of Granbury the county seat
56 miles SW of Fort Worth
ZIP code 76462
Area code 254
Population: 488 Est. (2019)
430 (2010) 425 (2000) 354 (1990)

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Lipan, Texas community center
Lipan Community Center
Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005

History in a Pecan Shell

Established in 1873, by settler T. A. Burns, the town was an ideal location since the Weatherford-Stephenville road and the Granbury-Palo Pinto road intersected here. Burns named the town after the Lipan Apaches, who had hunted in the area not too many years before. A post office was granted in 1875.

The population for the 1900 Census was a respectable 286 citizens, but by 1936 it had only added fourteen more people.

Lipan managed to increase its population through both the Great Depression and World War II - but not by much. There were 350 people in the late 40s and nearly 400 in the late 60s.

It had increased to just over 500 in the late 80s and the 2010 population is 430.


Part of the Granbury, Texas Micropolitan Statistical Area.
 Lipan TX - Lipan High School sign
Lipan High School sign
James Feagin, Columbia, Maryland, October 2002
 Lipan TX -  Lipan High School
Lipan High School
Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005
Lipan TX Post Office
US Post Office in Lipan
Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005



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Lipan, Texas Nearby Towns:
Granbury the county seat
Fort Worth
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