Talpa

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.

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

Talpa is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.77653690
    Longitude
    -99.70952260

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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Talpa by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
127 2009 Local Officials