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Map of Palo Pinto County

Brad, on U.S. Highway 180 and State Highway 16 twenty miles west of Mineral Wells in west central Palo Pinto County, was named for its founder, Bradford Fitzgerald. In 1940 Brad had twenty-eight residents and three stores. After the completion of the Possum Kingdom dam in 1945, Brad became one of the entry points to Possum Kingdom Reservoir and its recreational facilities. The community's population was reported as twenty-six in 1980 and 1990. The population was sixteen in 2000.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Brad is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Brad is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Cedar Knob)
  • (Oxford)


Latitude: 32.75179170
Longitude: -98.50783300

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Brad by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
16 2009 Local Officials