Dennis, TX


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: October 30, 2014


Dennis is on Farm Road 1189 fifteen miles southwest of Weatherford in southwestern Parker County. In 1892, after a bridge was built across the Brazos River, Judge N. M. Dennis, a Parker County lawyer and farmer, developed the community to serve the farmers and ranchers of the area. A Dennis post office was established in 1895. Throughout its history the settlement has been a church and school community. The population surpassed 100 in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1980 and 1990 the community had eighty-six residents. In 2000 its population was ninety.

John Clements, Flying the Colors: Texas, a Comprehensive Look at Texas Today, County by County (Dallas: Clements Research, 1984). Gustavus Adolphus Holland, History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin (Weatherford, Texas: Herald, 1931; rpt. 1937). Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982).

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David Minor, “Dennis, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 15, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/dennis-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
October 30, 2014

Place
Dennis
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1334253
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Parker County
Associated Names

Bluff City

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.61874450°
  • Longitude: -97.92670370°
Population Counts
People Year
300 2014