Hebron

Hebron, twenty-one miles southeast of Denton in southeast Denton County, was founded in the vicinity of the old Bridges Settlement of 1843. It was named for the Biblical town of Hebron. By 1890 the community had a post office. In 1902 the Red River, Texas and Southern (now Burlington Northern) Railway built through the town. At one time Hebron had three cotton gins. It was incorporated briefly in the mid-1960s, but it was not permanently incorporated until the mid-1970s. Economic development between Dallas and Denton spurred the population in Hebron to 486 in 1975. In 1980 the population was 385. The aggressive annexation policies pursued by Carrollton and Plano placed limits on the ability of Hebron to expand geographically. In 1990 the population was 1,128, and in 2000 it was 874.

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

Hebron is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Barksdale)
  • (Griggs)
  • (Shepton)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.04489480
    Longitude
    -96.88083200

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Hebron
Pop. Year Source
441 2019 Texas Demographic Center
415 2010 Texas Demographic Center
874 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,128 1990 Texas Demographic Center