St. Paul

St. Paul is on Farm Road 2514 and the shore of Lavon Lake, eleven miles south of McKinney in southern Collin County. It was named for the biblical evangelist Paul. In 1876 St. Paul had its own post office, and in 1890 it had thirty residents, a general store, a gristmill, and a cotton gin. Mail arrived three times a week. In 1894 the post office was withdrawn. A school had been started at the community before 1880 and was still operating in 1900. In the 1930s highway maps showed a school, a church, and scattered dwellings in the area. During the 1970s the town had a population of 150, and by the mid-1970s it had incorporated. It reported a population of 415 in 1990. In 2000 the population was 630.

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

St. Paul is classified as a Town

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Locations

  • Latitude
    33.04432610
    Longitude
    -96.54969400

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

St. Paul
Pop. Year Source
1,101 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,066 2010 Texas Demographic Center
630 2000 Texas Demographic Center
415 1990 Texas Demographic Center