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WATERLOO, TEXAS (Grayson County). Waterloo was in the area of present Denison in north central Grayson County. It probably began after 1856 as a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail route across northeastern Texas. It was on a bluff overlooking a small lake, which may have been called Waterloo Lake. Waterloo must have become part of Denison when that city was established in 1872.


Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982).

Brian Hart


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

Brian Hart, "WATERLOO, TX (GRAYSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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