Flower Mound

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.

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

Flower Mound is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Shiloh 1)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.03374350
    Longitude
    -97.11401600

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Flower Mound by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Flower Mound
Pop. Year Source
77,530 2019 Texas Demographic Center
64,669 2010 Texas Demographic Center
50,702 2000 Texas Demographic Center
15,527 1990 Texas Demographic Center
4,402 1980 Texas Demographic Center
1,685 1970 Texas Demographic Center