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Encyclopedia > Denison, Texas
City of Denison, Texas
Main Street in Denison
Flag of City of Denison, Texas
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Motto: A jewel at the crossing of a great river!
Location of Denison, Texas
Coordinates: 33°44′59″N 96°33′27″W / 33.74972, -96.5575
Country United States
State Texas
County Grayson
Founded 1872
Government
 - Mayor Robert Brady
Area
 - Total 22.9 sq mi (59.3 km²)
 - Land 22.6 sq mi (58.5 km²)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)  1.40%
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 22,773
 - Density 1,008.1/sq mi (389.2/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75020-75021
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-19900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1379652[2]
Website: http://www.cityofdenison.com/

Denison is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 22,773 at the 2000 census, but had increased to an estimated population of 23,957 in July 2006. Denison and Sherman, Texas together make up the Sherman/Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Denison,_Texas_flag. ... Flag of Denison, Texas The flag for the city of Denison, Texas, was designed in 1873, and formally approved on November 13, 1968. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Index: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Anderson County formed in 1846 from part of Houston County. ... Grayson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Brady, right, meets with President Bill Clinton. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Grayson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

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History

The city of Denison was founded in 1872 in conjunction with the MKT or "Katy" depot.[3] It was named after the wealthy Katy vice President George Denison.[4] Because the town was established at the intersection of the MKT and the Red River (both important conduits of transportation in the industrial era), it came to be an important commercial center in the 19th century American West. For other meanings of MKT see MKT (disambiguation) Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | Kansas railroads | Missouri railroads | Oklahoma railroads | Texas railroads ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... The Red River is one of several rivers with that name, and of two rivers with that name in the United States. ... Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ...


During the phylloxera epidemic of the mid-1800s, which destroyed the vast majority of wine grapes in Europe, Denison horticulturalist T.V. Munson pioneered methods in creating phylloxera resistant vines, and earned induction into the French Legion of Honor, as well as sister city status for Denison and Cognac, France.[5] Grape Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, family Phylloxeridae, superfamily Aphidoidea) is a serious pest of commercial grapevines worldwide, originally native to eastern North America. ... This is a list of varieties of cultivated grapes, whether used for wine, or eating as a Table grape, fresh or dried (raisin, currant, sultana). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Horticulture (Latin: hortus (garden plant) + cultura (culture)) are classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913), often referred to simply as T.V. Munson, was a horticulturist and breeder of grapes from Texas. ... French Legion of Honor The Légion dhonneur (in Legion of Honor (AmE) or Legion of Honour (ComE)) is an Order of Chivalry awarded by the President of France. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... This article is about the city in France. ...


In 1901 the first electric "Interurban" railway in Texas, the Denison and Sherman Railway, was completed between Denison and Sherman, Texas.[6] An interurban, also called a radial railway in parts of Canada, is a streetcar line running between urban areas or from urban to rural areas. ... Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. ...


Later, Denison played host to 20th century notables such as the Marx Brothers[7] and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was born there. Denison was also the home of the Quedlinburgh Treasure, a collection of stolen 9th century religious relics, while they were hidden in a downtown bank vault by a World War II soldier from Whitewright, Texas. The treasures ended their stay in Denison when William H. Honan [1], of the New York Times, broke the story [2]. They were displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art, then repatriated to Germany. This article is about the comedian siblings. ... Dwight David Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), nicknamed Ike, was a five-star General in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... Whitewright is a town in Texas, United States. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


In the 1990s Denison began attracting artists to its Main Street district. Artists settled into many of the 19th century buildings along Main Street and converted them into art galleries and artists studios. Denison now is home to the work of many artists with local, regional, and national acclaim. The Denison Arts Council [3] promotes two Fine Art Tours each year to showcase the growing talent of the area. Many other historic buildings now house loft living spaces and specialty shops. Denison arts have been featured in Texas Highways Magazine [4], Texas Monthly magazine [5], Art Talk magazine [6] and others.


Geography

Denison is located at 33°44′59″N, 96°33′27″W (33.749703, -96.557393).[8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.9 square miles (59.3 km²), of which, 22.6 square miles (58.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.40%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Notable geographic features of Denison include its connection to the Red River and Lake Texoma, its position on the Texas-Oklahoma border, and its centrality to the Texoma vernacular region. Graphic map of Lake Texoma. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... The frequency of the word Texoma in telephone business directory listings Texoma, a portmanteau of the words Texas and Oklahoma, is used to describe the area on either side of the border between these two states along the Red River valley, in particular the area around Lake Texoma, a popular...


Demographics

Map of the city in 1891
Map of the city in 1891

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,773 people, 9,185 households, and 6,135 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,008.1 people per square mile (389.2/km²). There were 10,309 housing units at an average density of 456.3/sq mi (176.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.02% White, 8.62% African American, 1.67% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.19% from other races, and 2.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.23% of the population. Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,185 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.


Education

The City of Denison is served by the Denison Independent School District. It is also home to Grayson County College, which preserves Denison's viticultural heritage with its T.V. Munson Viticulture & Enology Program.[9] Denison Independent School District is a public school district based in Denison, Texas (USA). ... Grayson County College (GCC) is a junior college located in Denison, Texas, with branch campuses in Sherman, Van Alstyne and Bonham (the latter in neighboring Fannin County). ... wine grapes Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. ...


Transportation

Denison is served by two U.S. Highways: U.S. 69 and U.S. 75. General aviation service is provided by Grayson County Airport. The TTC-35 component of the planned Trans-Texas Corridor will also go through or near Denison. Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... U.S. Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Route 75 is a north-south U.S. Highway. ... Grayson County Airport (IATA: GYI, ICAO: KGYI), formerly Perrin Air Force Base, is an airport located in Denison, Texas. ... The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is a transportation network in the planning and early construction stages in the U.S. state of Texas. ...


Famous residents

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison, and is by far the city's most famous resident. His birthplace was purchased by the city in 1946 (six years before he became President) and is now maintained as Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site. In addition, Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma is also named in his honor. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (398x608, 61 KB) Summary Stamp owned by Swollib Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (398x608, 61 KB) Summary Stamp owned by Swollib Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dwight David Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), nicknamed Ike, was a five-star General in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, located at 208 East Day Street in Denison, Texas, is the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was born in the house on October 14, 1890, the first United States President to be born in Texas. ... Graphic map of Lake Texoma. ...


Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner and progressive Populist Jim Hightower and actor John Hillerman, actor/model Andrew Michael Jenkins are also from Denison. For other uses, see Progressivism (disambiguation). ... Populism is a political ideology or rhetorical style that holds that the common person is oppressed by the elite in society, which exists only to serve its own interests, and therefore, the instruments of the State need to be grasped from this self-serving elite and instead used for the... Hightowers book Thieves in High Places James Allen Jim Hightower (born January 11, 1943) is a well-known populist activist and a former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. ... John Benedict Hillerman (born December 20, 1932) is an Emmy Award and Golden Globe winning American character actor. ...


Other famous people that were either born in or are from Denison include:

Pete Spratt is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Walter William (Walt) Kinney (September 9, 1893 - July 1, 1971) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1918) and Philadelphia Athletics (1919-20, 1923). ... Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913), often referred to simply as T.V. Munson, was a horticulturist and breeder of grapes from Texas. ... Clora Bryant (born May 30, 1927 in Denison, Texas) was a jazz trumpeter who has been called a pioneer for women trumpeters. ... Joie Chitwood, born April 14, 1912 - died January 3, 1988, was an American racecar driver and businessman. ... Lindon Crow is a retired american football Cornerback. ... Reggie Hunt is a Canadian Football League linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Michael James Haynes (born July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is an American former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ...

References

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External links

  • Denison, Texas is at coordinates 33°44′59″N 96°33′27″W / 33.749703, -96.557393 (Denison, Texas)Coordinates: 33°44′59″N 96°33′27″W / 33.749703, -96.557393 (Denison, Texas)

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