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Talpa, in western Coleman County, was supposedly named for a large catalpa tree. Originally the town developed because it was a Santa Fe Railroad switching point and served as a farm market. In 1940 the population was 254, and the town had sixteen businesses, but by 1980 the figures had declined to 122 residents, three businesses, and a post office. In 1990 and again in 2000 the population was 127.

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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

Talpa is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Talpa is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.77653690
Longitude: -99.70952260

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009