Centerville was on Duck Creek twelve miles northeast of Dallas in eastern Dallas County. The townsite is within what is now the city limits of Garland along Centerville Road between Miller Road to the north and Broadway Road to the southeast. The Eastern Hills Country Club and the western finger of Lake Ray Hubbard are to the east. The community was located on the original land grants of John Little to the east, J. Mills to the north, and J. W. Keen to the south. The site was reportedly settled in the 1850s. It had a school with fifty pupils and one teacher in 1896–97. In 1936 the community reported two businesses, a school district, and a population of ten. By 1940 Centerville had lost one of its businesses. The last available population figure for the community was ten, reported in the 1947–48 Texas Almanac.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Matthew Hayes Nall | © Texas State Historical Association
At a Glance
Centerville is part of or belongs to the following places.
Adopt a Town
The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town, county, or lake of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.
- Adoption Status: ✅
- This place is available for adoption!
- Adopted by:
- Your name goes here
- Dedication Message:
- Your message goes here
Centerville is classified as a Town
Has Post Office
Proud to call Texas home?
Put your name on the town, county, or lake of your choice.
Search Places »