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.

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Cecil Harper, Jr. | © TSHA

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Place type

Cypress is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.04400870
Longitude: -95.26911030

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009