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Sanctuary is a rural residential community off State Highway 199 about sixteen miles northeast of Weatherford in northeastern Parker County. The community incorporated in the early 1980s. By 1990 the population was 234, and it increased to 256 in 2000. Sanctuary has a mayor and city council and a volunteer fire department.

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Laurie E. Jasinski | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Sanctuary is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.90851640
Longitude: -97.58436700

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Sanctuary by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
337 2020 United States Census Bureau
333 2019 Texas Demographic Center
329 2010 United States Census Bureau
256 2000 United States Census Bureau
234 1990 United States Census Bureau