City of Denison, Grayson County, Texas
Denison is on U.S. highways 75 and 69 seven miles north of Sherman in northeastern Grayson County. In the early 1870s William Benjamin Munson, Sr., and R. S. Stevens bought land in the area and prepared for the arrival of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad (the Katy). The townsite was laid out in the summer of 1872 and named for the vice president of the Katy, George Denison. The first train arrived on Christmas Eve. The town had over 3,000 residents by the summer of 1873, when it incorporated. Although Main Street appeared to be an orderly collection of businesses, the surrounding area consisted of a tent city, inhabited by bars, gambling halls, and houses of prostitution.
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Denison by the Numbers
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|25,631||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|22,682||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|22,773||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|21,505||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|23,884||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|24,923||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|22,748||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|17,504||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|15,581||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|13,850||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|17,065||1920||Texas Demographic Center|
|13,632||1910||Texas Demographic Center|
|11,807||1900||Texas Demographic Center|
|10,958||1890||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,975||1880||Texas Demographic Center|