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2010 Census - 38,659
2000 Census - 35,958
Coppell, Texas
Coppell Texas History:
The townsite was first settled in the mid-1800s by James Parish. The Gibbs Station post office was established in 1887. In 1892, it was renamed Coppell in honor of railroad employee and early settler George A. Coppell. The St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway built a line through town in 1888. By 1914, Coppell had a bank, blacksmiths, a hardware store, general stores, churches, telephone service and 450 residents. The town’s economy benefited from the poultry, livestock and lumber industries. The population dropped to 200 in 1926 where it remained for the next 30 years. During the Great Depression the Works Progress Administration built a park with a dam, walkways and three bridges on Grapevine Creek. Farmers produced wheat, cotton, sweet potatoes, oaks, peanuts and melons. The 1952 impoundment of Lake Grapevine added tourism to the town’s economic base. By the 1970s, the town had expanded north into Denton County and had incorporated. Coppell is bordered by Irving, Grapevine and Carrollton. Grapevine Creek, Denton creek and Cottonwood Branch (Creek) flow through the town. Coppell is located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and just east of Lake Grapevine at the intersections of the Sam Rayburn Tollway, IH Loop 635 and SH 121, 41 miles northeast of Azle and Eagle Mountain Lake, 30 miles northeast of Fort Worth and Lake Worth, 25 miles northeast of Lake Arlington, 20.5 miles northeast of Arlington, 4.6 miles northeast of Grapevine, 35 miles southeast of Sanger and Ray Roberts Lake, 23 miles southeast of Denton, 8 miles south of Lewisville and Lewisville Lake, 39 miles southwest of Wylie Lake Lavon, 32.6 miles southwest of McKinney, 31 miles southwest of Allen, 25 miles southwest of Plano, 23 miles southwest of Frisco, 9 miles southwest of Carrollton, 16.5 miles west of Addison, 31.6 miles northwest of Rowlett and Ray Hubbard Lake, 25 miles northwest of Garland, 24 miles northwest of Dallas, 10 miles northwest of Farmers Branch, 38 miles north of Cedar Hill and Cedar Hill State Park, and 18.6 miles north of Joe Pool and Mountain Creek Lakes, and Grand Prairie, Texas.  

Historic Minyard Grocery & Market, 1932:
This small privately owned supermarket chain operates 24 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Postal worker A.W. “Eck” Minyard’ opened the first store on February 12, 1932 in Coppell, Texas. This 540 square foot clapboard store was located around the corner from Minyard’s family home. Minyard initially continued working for the post office during the week, and operated the store on Sundays. He later quit the post office job to focus on building the supermarket chain.   
Theatre Coppell:
The theater hosts approximately six performances each season. Auditions are open to anyone without an appointment and are typically held 6 to 8 weeks prior to the opening date of the show. Children under 6 years of age are not permitted to attend performances. (972) 745-7719. 157 South Moore Road, Coppell, 75019.  Email    Facebook   Twitter
Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park, 66 Acres:
This fabulous non-profit center teaches physical and environmental sciences, conservation, environmentally friendly construction, the bio-diversity of plant and animal life, solar power, and rain water collection. They host classes, workshops, and many youth activities on an almost daily basis, and offer volunteer activities for middle school and high school youth, and for adults. The Center and programs are hosted by the center with the collaborative efforts of the City of Coppell, North Lake College, and Coppell ISD. Amenities include trails, outdoor classrooms, a pond, and a viewing deck. Funds are currently being raised for the Nature Center construction. Trees are identified by signs. This park divides Wagon Wheel Park on the City’s west side. Go west on Sandy Creek Road to Freeport Parkway. Go south on Freeport Parkway approximately 1 mile until you see the soccer and baseball fields. Go right on the main boulevard and drive to the back west side of the parking lot. You will see a Coppell Nature Park sign on the sidewalk that leads to the park.  Email   Facebook  Twitter  
Dallas County Community College, North Lake College North Campus:
(972) 273-3000. This campus is located at 101 S. Royal Lane in Coppell.
William T. Cozby Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, CDs, DVDs, downloadable audiobooks, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Thu, 10am-9pm; Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm. (972) 304-3655. 177 North Heartz Road, 75019.  Email 
Coppell Senior and Community Center at Grapevine Springs:
Amenities include fitness room, an activity room, an arts and crafts room, a kitchen, meeting space, a game room and outside trails. The senior center offers many programs, activities, day and overnight trips, and events for those ages 55 and older. The community center is available for event rentals. Open Mon & Wed, 9am-8pm; Tue & Thu, 9am-6pm; Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 9am-1pm. (972) 462-5136. 345 West Bethel Road, 75019.  Email