Caney City, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Caney City is on State Highway 198 eleven miles west of Athens in western Henderson County. The largely residential community grew after the construction of Cedar Creek Reservoir in the mid-1960s. During the early 1980s Caney City was incorporated. Its population was 177 in 1980, and in 1990 it had a store and a reported population of 170. In 2000 the population was 236.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Caney City, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994

Caney City
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Henderson County
  • Latitude: 32.20961800°
  • Longitude: -96.03812000°
Population Counts
People Year
170 1990
236 2000
217 2010
226 2019