Flower Mound, south of Denton and northwest of Dallas in south central Denton County, is a residential suburban community of 20,000 acres on the shore of Grapevine Lake. It was established soon after Sam Houston settled a tribal dispute in 1844 and Indian raids in the area ceased. Permanent settlers moved in, attracted by the quality of the soil, which was suitable for raising cotton, corn, and wheat. The Peters colony named the town for a fifty-foot-high mound covered with Indian paintbrush; the mound was once used by Indians as a holy place. Unlike many pioneer settlements in Denton County that were bypassed by the railroads in the late nineteenth century or unable to survive the Great Depression, Flower Mound maintained a steady population throughout the first four decades of the twentieth century and became a substantial farming and cattle-raising community.
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|75,956||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|77,530||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|64,669||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|50,702||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|15,527||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|4,402||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|1,685||1970||United States Census Bureau|