Cypress is on State Highway 37 some ten miles southwest of Mount Vernon in southwestern Franklin County. It was settled in the 1850s and named for Cypress Creek, which ran through the area before the impoundment of Lake Cypress Springs. In 1896 the community had a one-room, one-teacher school with an enrollment of fifty. During the 1930s Cypress had two businesses, a church, a school, and a cemetery. In 1990 the community had an estimated population of twenty and no rated businesses. The population remained the same in 2000.
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.
Cecil Harper, Jr. | © Texas State Historical Association
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