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LIPAN, TEXAS

Hood County, North Central Texas
FM 4 and FM 1189
16 miles NW of Granbury
56 miles SW of Fort Worth

Population: 425 (2000)

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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 current (2005) population is listed as 425 according to the state map.
Lipan High School sign
Lipan High School sign

James Feagin, Columbia, Maryland, October 2002
Lipan High School, Texas
Lipan High School

Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005
Post Office in Lipan
US Post Office in Lipan

Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005
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