Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley is on Farm Road 367 just west of Wichita Falls in east central Wichita County. Development of the community occurred in the late 1880s, when a one-room schoolhouse that also served as a church began operating. Pleasant Valley served as a school community well into the twentieth century. The First Baptist Church was organized in 1935. As nearby Wichita Falls expanded in the late 1950s and early 1960s, residents of Pleasant Valley decided to protect their town's separate identity and avoid annexation by incorporating. On January 11, 1962, Pleasant Valley incorporated, selecting a mayor-council form of city government to serve its 200 residents. By the mid-1970s the town had a population over 300 for the first time in its history. Most residents were farmers, although a growing percentage commuted to jobs in Wichita Falls. In 1990 the population was 378. The population was 408 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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Pleasant Valley is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.93724570
    Longitude
    -98.59826900

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Pleasant Valley by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pleasant Valley
Pop. Year Source
338 2019 Texas Demographic Center
336 2010 Texas Demographic Center
408 2000 Texas Demographic Center
378 1990 Texas Demographic Center