City of Copperas Cove, Texas
Copperas Cove, once spelled Coperas Cove, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Farm Road 116, twenty-four miles southwest of Gatesville in southern Coryell County. In the 1870s the community centered around a small store about two miles southwest of the present townsite. Late that decade residents of the community applied for a post office under the name Cove, but postal authorities rejected the name because a Texas post office by that name already existed. The name Coperas Cove was then submitted, inspired by the mineral taste of the water in a nearby spring. The Coperas Cove post office was established in March 1879 with Marsden Ogletree as postmaster.
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Copperas Cove by the Numbers
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|33,203||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|32,032||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|29,592||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|24,079||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|19,469||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|10,818||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,567||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,052||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|356||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|406||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|509||1920||Texas Demographic Center|