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TERRELL HILLS, TEXAS

Bexar County, South Texas
Off the Old Austin Highway
5 Miles NE of Downtown San Antonio
Population: 5,019(2000) 4,592(1990)

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Terrell HillsTX -  City Hall / Old Fire Station
"The Terrell Hills City Hall is located in a renovated 1920s era fire station bought from the city of San Antonio in 1957." - Terry Jeanson, December 2009 photo.
History on a Pinhead

Frederick Terrell is the town’s originator. As early as the 1920s, Terrell promoted the town as a suburb – even before the term was known. Thanks to Terrell’s work, the community had over 1200 residents by 1930 and incorporated nine years later.

WWII put things on hold, but in 1945 San Antonio annexed the town without benefit of an election. Terrell Hills sued and won. The 1950 population was just short of 3,000 in 1950 and grew to 5,572 by 1960. It had decreased to 4,600 by 1990 and has since returned to over 5,000.
Terrell HillsTX -  Old Fire Station entrance
" Original entrance to the old fire station. The number "20" can be seen above the door (the number of the old fire station?)" - Terry Jeanson, December 2009 photo
Photographer's Note:
Drove through Terrell Hills this morning and the only thing I saw to photograph was the city hall. Perhaps there is something else, but I didn't look around much. Most of the attractions in the area are in neighboring Alamo Heights. - Terry Jeanson, December 2009
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Museum in Alamo Heights
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2007
Terrell Hills city limit sign
Entering Terrell Hills from Alamo Heights
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2009
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