Sidney

Sidney, on Farm Road 1689 in western Comanche County, was settled as early as 1870 by William Yarbrough and J. A. Wright. It was formerly called Jimmie's Creek, for a nearby stream, and Round Mountain. In 1883 the community was named for Sidney Stapp, son of John Stapp, who became the first postmaster when the post office opened in 1886. The first school was established in 1877 with W. D. Cox as teacher. By 1883 Sidney had a store operated by Tom Davis. In 1940 Sidney had four stores, three churches, a consolidated school, and a population of 200. Afterward, the population remained stable at 196; three stores were reported in 1980. Through 2000 the population was still reported as 196.

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

Sidney is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Jimmie's Creek)
  • (Round Mountain)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.94931230
    Longitude
    -98.73727300

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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Sidney by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
148 2009 Local Officials