McCoy, TX (Kaufman County)


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: July 31, 2020


McCoy is on Farm Road 429 five miles northeast of Terrell in northeast Kaufman County. It was probably established during the 1880s and has served as a school and church community for area farmers. In 1885 a post office branch was opened. In 1896 it had 200 residents, six businesses, three churches, and a school. In 1903 postal service to the community ended. Over the next four decades the population gradually declined. By the middle of the Great Depression years McCoy had sixty-two residents; in the 1950s the population had stabilized at twenty, where it remained in 1990.

Places:
  • Communities

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

David Minor, “McCoy, TX (Kaufman County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/mccoy-tx-kaufman-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
July 31, 2020

Place
McCoy
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378659
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Kaufman County
Associated Names

Lotta

Persimmon Grove

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.82373610°
  • Longitude: -96.10747250°
Population Counts
People Year
20 2009