Delia

Delia is on Farm Road 341 ten miles west of Coolidge in northwestern Limestone County. It was formed in the late 1870s and named for Delia Copeland, the daughter of an early settler. By the mid-1890s the settlement had a Baptist church, and by 1897 it had a one-teacher school with seventy-three pupils. A Delia post office operated from 1895 until sometime after 1930; James T. Thompson was the first postmaster. By 1914 the community had eight businesses and a population of 100, and during the 1920s and 1930s it reported four businesses and a population of 120. In 1947 Delia had a school, two churches, and three businesses. Its population was reported at forty in the late 1940s and twenty in the mid-1960s. In 1990 a church still met in the community. In 2000 the population was still reported at twenty.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Delia is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Elmo)
  • (Popp)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.70683140
    Longitude
    -96.76776830

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
20 2009 Local Officials