Lake Tanglewood

Lake Tanglewood is on Lake Tanglewood, which was impounded by a dam on Palo Duro Creek in northeastern Randall County. The private, residential, year-round resort began in the early 1960s as part of a restricted land development corporation, Lake Tanglewood, Incorporated, which leased land from the Curry Ranch properties. The community incorporated in June 1971, perhaps spurred by talk of a trailer park to be developed there. Aldermen, a town marshal, and a constable were elected, and a volunteer fire department was started. In 1974 a nondenominational community church was completed. The town hall and clubhouse had previously been used for Sunday services. By 1984 Lake Tanglewood had a population of 485 and was the third largest town in Randall County. In 1990 the population was 637. The population grew to 825 in 2000.

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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Population Counts

Lake Tanglewood
Pop. Year Source
686 2020 United States Census Bureau
885 2019 Texas Demographic Center
796 2010 United States Census Bureau
825 2000 United States Census Bureau
637 1990 United States Census Bureau