Sanger

Sanger, on Interstate Highway 35 ten miles north of Denton in north central Denton County, was founded in 1886 as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad. Cattle from the ranches of north Denton County had been driven up the old cattle trails through the site of Sanger to northern markets. The cattle industry of the prairies of north Denton County contributed to the founding of the town, and wheat-growing contributed substantially to its economy. Sanger was named by the Santa Fe in honor of one of its customers, the Sanger family, who owned stores in Waco and Dallas (see SANGER, ALEXANDER). The town was laid out on land owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Huling. Lots were sold. The F. M. Ready family, the first to settle in Sanger, came in October 1887, the same year as the first engine and caboose.

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

Sanger is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Hulin)
  • (New Bolivar)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.37028280
    Longitude
    -97.17290800

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Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Sanger
Pop. Year Source
9,241 2019 Texas Demographic Center
6,916 2010 Texas Demographic Center
4,534 2000 Texas Demographic Center
3,514 1990 Texas Demographic Center
2,574 1980 Texas Demographic Center
1,603 1970 Texas Demographic Center
1,190 1960 Texas Demographic Center
1,170 1950 Texas Demographic Center
1,000 1940 Texas Demographic Center
1,119 1930 Texas Demographic Center
1,204 1920 Texas Demographic Center