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Encyclopedia > Terrell, Texas
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The Iris Theatre in downtown Terrell is home to Books and Crannies and the Vagabond Players

Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,606. Terrell is located 32 miles (52 km) east of Dallas. Image File history File links Terrell_Flag. ... Image File history File links Terrell_Flag. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... WHERES HECKMAN? Kaufman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Incorporated 2 February 1856 Government  - Mayor Laura Miller (D)[1] Area  - City  385. ...


Jamie Foxx, an actor, was born in Terrell. Foxx graduated from Terrell High School in 1986 along with Cynthea Rhodes, a member of the United States Track & Field team in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967) is an American actor, R&B singer, pianist, and comedian. ... Flag of the United States The United States was the host nation and competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, United States. ...


Hospitals such as Terrell State Hospital are located in Terrell. Terrell State Hospital is a psychiatric institution established in 1885, and which for many years, served more patients than any other psychiatric hospital west of the Mississippi River. Although the hospital has served fewer patients in recent years, it is still the largest employer in Terrell. The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ...

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Geography

Terrell is located at 32°44′15″N, 96°16′57″W (32.737525, -96.282444)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.3 km² (18.6 mi²). 47.4 km² (18.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.82%) 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 metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,606 people, 4,605 households, and 3,292 families residing in the city. The population density was 286.9/km² (742.9/mi²). There were 5,032 housing units at an average density of 106.1/km² (274.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.36% White, 32.24% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 9.74% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.57% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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 4,605 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.30. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,036, and the median income for a family was $40,148. Males had a median income of $29,826 versus $21,753 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,405. About 15.7% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The city is zoned to schools in Terrell Independent School District. Terrell Independent School District is a public school district based in Terrell, Texas, United States. ...

  • Terrell High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Herman Furlough, Jr. Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Dr. Bruce Wood Intermediate School (Grades 5-6)
  • J.W. Long Elementary School (Grades 3-4)
  • Kennedy Elementary School (Grades 1-2)
  • W.H. Burnett Elementary School (Grades PK-K)

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Terrell County, Texas History (1796 words)
Terrell County is in the Big Bend area of southwestern Texas, bordered on the south by Mexico, on the east by Val Verde and Crockett counties, on the north by Pecos County, and on the west by both Pecos and Brewster counties.
Terrell County was formed by an act of the Texas legislature on April 8, 1905, and organized on July 27 of that year.
Terrell County's population rose gradually from 1,430 in 1910 to 2,680 by 1920 and to 2,952 by 1930.
George Whitfield Terrell (4653 words)
Terrell petitioned Austin Lodge No. 12 in 1841, and between 11 November 1841 and 27 December 1842 he was initiated, passed, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.
Terrell also joined the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch and was counted present at their annual communication on 15 January 1844 at Washington-on-the-Brazos as Grand King, one of three principal officers of the Grand Chapter.
Terrell feared that continued talks of annexation would fail, and that Texas “would plunge into the bogs and marshes of confusion and chaos,” leaving Texas to work her way out, abandoned by all her friends and left to ruin.
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