Copeland is just south of Tyler in Smith County. The area was settled as early as 1899, when the community was granted a post office named Coplen with Robert E. Burns as postmaster. In May 1904 the post office moved to Flint. By 1973 the name was spelled Copeland, and the community had several dwellings, a cemetery, and the Copeland Macedonia Church. Copeland was still on maps in 1985 and was still listed as a community in 1990.

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.

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