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Shield, at the intersection of Farm roads 2131 and 1026, twelve miles southwest of Santa Anna in south central Coleman County, started as a Baptist church settlement founded by missionary J. R. McCorkle in 1900. The settlers called the place Double Gates. In 1906 Miles Vance built a cotton gin, and L. L. Shield established a store and named the community for himself. In 1940 the community had a store and 125 people. The population had declined to thirteen by 1980. It was still thirteen in 1990.

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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.

Belongs to

Shields is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Shields is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Shield]
  • (Double Gates)


Latitude: 31.59320980
Longitude: -99.42422660

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009