Coolidge is a town in Limestone County, United States. The population was 863 in 2009. Coolidge is located at 31°45′9″N 96°39′2″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile, of which, 1.0 square mile of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 848 people, 305 households, 208 families residing in the town; the population density was 878.6 people per square mile. There were 339 housing units at an average density of 351.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 62.38% White, 18.63% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 15.45% from other races, 2.83% from two or more races. There were 305 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.8% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.38. In the town, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $23,558, the median income for a family was $27,583. Males had a median income of $24,896 versus $17,132 for females; the per capita income for the town was $11,589. About 23.6% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over. The Town of Coolidge is served by the Coolidge Independent School District. Dancer Ann Williams was born in Coolidge
Hood County, Texas
Hood County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,182, its county seat is Granbury. The county is named for John Bell Hood, a Confederate lieutenant general and the commander of Hood's Texas Brigade. Hood County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Granbury Micropolitan Area. Hood County was formed in 1866 from portions of Johnson County, it was named after John Bell Hood, a general of the Confederate Army and commander of Hood's Texas Brigade. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 437 square miles, of which 421 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 377 State Highway 144 Parker County Johnson County Somervell County Erath County Palo Pinto County As of the census of 2000, there were 41,100 people, 16,176 households, 12,099 families residing in the county; the population density was 98 people per square mile. There were 19,105 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 94.77% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.40% from other races, 1.32% from two or more races. 7.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 16,176 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.20% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88. As of the 2010 census, there were about 3.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.20 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $43,668, the median income for a family was $50,111. Males had a median income of $38,662 versus $23,723 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,261. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over. Hood County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Television media market in North Central Texas. Local News media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, KDTX-TV. Hood County is serviced by two news media sources, "Hood County Free Press", an online daily news publication, the bi-weekly newspaper, Hood County News; the following school districts serve Hood County: Bluff Dale ISD Glen Rose ISD Godley ISD Granbury ISD Lipan ISD Tolar ISD Hood County has become a Republican county since 1980. Brazos Bend Cresson DeCordova Granbury Lipan Tolar Canyon Creek Oak Trail Shores Pecan Plantation Acton Paluxy List of museums in North Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Hood County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Hood County Hood County Lawyer- Daniel Webb Site has some good links about Hood County.
Hood County government's website Hood County from the Handbook of Texas Online U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hood County, Texas
Cresson is a city located at the corners of Hood and Parker counties in the U. S. state of Texas. It is located at the intersection of U. S. Highway 377 and State Highway 171, 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Incorporated in 2001, Cresson had a population of 741 at the 2010 census; the origin of the name has been lost to history. One book suggests the city may have been named after John Cresson, captain of a wagon train that camped in the area before the Civil War. A similar story is told that Cresson was named for an official with the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad. Cresson was at one time served by the Fort Worth and Rio Grande, the Gulf and Santa Fe and the Nancy Hanks railroad companies, it has been suggested that Cresson was named for Cresson, another city with a strong railroading history. Cresson is situated on the border between Hood and Johnson counties, with the city limits extending north into Parker County. US 377 leads northeast 25 miles to Fort Worth and southwest 12 miles to Granbury, the Hood county seat.
State Highway 171 leads northwest 20 miles to Weatherford, the Parker County seat, southeast 19 miles to Cleburne, the Johnson County seat. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Cresson has an area of all of it land; the Granbury Independent School District and the Aledo Independent School District serve students in the area. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cresson has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Cresson, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cresson, Texas
Teague is a city in Freestone County, United States. The population was 3,560 at the 2010 census; the area was first settled around the time of the Civil War. During the latter half of the nineteenth century a small community known as "Brewer" grew up at the site. In April 1886, a resident wrote that all they needed was a shoemaker; the resident went on to inventory all the businesses they had, such as a good dry goods and grocery store, a blacksmith and wood shop, a barber. In 1886, a gin was to open; the 1895 Rand McNally atlas shows Brewer with no express office or railroad. In 1895, Brewer Baptist Church ministered by A. B. Tedder had 109 members; the residents incorporated the new town as "Teague" in 1906, named after Betty Teague, the niece of railroad magnate Benjamin Franklin Yoakum, building the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway through the county at the time. Teague has a 3300-foot long airport used for recreational use. Teague is located in western Freestone County at 31°37′39″N 96°17′0″W.
U. S. Route 84 passes through the northern side of the city, leading northeast 10 miles to Fairfield, the county seat, northwest 13 miles to Mexia. Texas State Highway 179 leads east 9 miles to Dew. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Teague has a total area of 5.3 square miles, of which 5.1 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 3.69%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,557 people, 1,275 households, 864 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,325.4 people per square mile. There were 1,526 housing units at an average density of 443.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 65.28% White, 27.67% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 6.03% from other races, 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.50% of the population. There were 1,275 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.2% were non-families.
29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.11. In the city, the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 14.6% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 166.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 185.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,485, the median income for a family was $36,842. Males had a median income of $24,884 versus $18,821 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,326. About 10.0% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over. The city is served by the Teague Independent School District. City of Teague official website
U.S. Route 67 in Texas
U. S. Route 67 is a major U. S. highway in the state of Texas. It runs from the US-Mexico Border south of Presidio to Texarkana at the Texas-Arkansas border. US 67 is part of the La Entrada al Pacifico international trade corridor from its southern terminus to US 385 in McCamey. US 67 enters Texas from Mexico as Federal Highway 16 south of Presidio. US 67 travels miles between Big Bend Ranch State Park. US 67 shares an overlap with US 90 from Marfa to Alpine. Leaving US 90, US 67 travels north towards I-10. US 67 shares an overlap with I-10 for 25 miles. In Fort Stockton, US 385 joins. US 67/385 leave I-10 just east of Fort Stockton. US 67 in Presidio has the highest mile marker posted on any highway. US 67 leaves I-10 with the two share an overlap until McCamey. US 67 travels in a east-west direction towards San Angelo. US 67 travels though rural areas, passing through or near the towns of Rankin, Big Lake, Mertzon. In San Angelo, parts of US 67 are known as the Houston Harte Expressway, named after the San Angelo-native publishing magnate.
US 67 starts a short overlap with US 277 in San Angelo along the Houston Harte. US 67 ends its overlap with US 277 northeast of San Angelo. US 67 travels towards Ballinger and has an overlap with US 83. Between the towns of Santa Anna and Stephenville, US 67 shares overlaps with US highways 84, 183, 377; the overlap with US 377 ends in south east Stephenville. US 67 travels to Glen Rose, the location of Dinosaur Valley State Park. US 67 travels to Cleburne, where the western half of the bypass is a 4 lane freeway and the eastern half is a two-lane highway. US 67 travels through the towns of Keene and Venus before entering Midlothian, where a freeway begins that travels all the way to I-35E in Dallas. US 67 shares an unsigned overlap with I-35E/US 77 to Downtown Dallas, where US 67 leaves I-35E and joins I-30. US 67 shares an unsigned overlap with I-30; the two highways travel through east Dallas and Garland, Texas before crossing over Lake Ray Hubbard, twice. After the second crossing, the highways enter Rockwall.
In Royse City, US 67 signage begins. The highways arrive in Greenville. US 67 travels before leaving I-30 east of town. US 67 parallels I-30 crossing the highway. US 67 passes though the towns of Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant. East of Mount Pleasant, US 67 travels miles south of I-30 traveling through Morris County. US 67 travels on the south border of the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, before arriving in Texarkana. US 67 travels to downtown. US 67 has business routes in Presidio, two in San Angelo, Cleburne and Sulphur Springs. An additional business route has been proposed for Dublin, Midlothian and Greenville had business routes; these routes follow former alignments through these cities before US 67 bypasses were constructed. Texas State Highway 66 Texas State Highway 78 Geographic data related to U. S. Highway 67 in Texas at OpenStreetMap
U.S. Route 180
U. S. Route 180 is an east–west United States highway. Like many three-digit routes, US 180 no longer meets its "parent", US 80. US 80 was decommissioned west of Mesquite and was replaced in Texas by Interstate 20 and Interstate 10 resulting in U. S. 180 being longer than U. S. 80. The highway's eastern terminus is in Hudson Oaks, Texas, at an intersection with Interstate 20, its western terminus is unclear. Signage at an intersection with State Route 64 in Valle, Arizona 40 miles northwest of Flagstaff indicates that the route ends at SR 64, consistent with the AASHTO U. S. Highway logs. However, many maps continue the US 180 designation to the south rim of the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon Village. Signage at the SR 64 intersection as late as 2011 indicated that US 180 continues north concurrent with the route. However, no signage along the route exists past this intersection until SR 64 turns east towards Cameron, Arizona. At this intersection, signage makes no mention of US 180 nor is there any mention at the terminus of SR 64 at US 89.
Four National Parks can be accessed on the highway, Grand Canyon National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It passes through the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountains in Arizona. In Flagstaff, US 180 is concurrent with Interstate 40 Business and historic U. S. Route 66 for a short distance through the city. US 180 joins the former routing of Route 66 in the center of Flagstaff and follows the roadway to where it merges with Interstate 40 east of the city. From the western terminus of the overlap, the intersection with eastbound Interstate 40 is two miles to the east, the intersection with westbound Interstate 40 and with Interstate 17 is three miles to the southwest. US 180 shares numbering with Interstate 40 from Arizona, to Holbrook, Arizona. At Holbrook, US 180 follows Interstate 40 Business along South Navajo Boulevard. Shortly after following South Navajo Boulevard, however, US 180 follows a south-southeast route, running by the Petrified Forest National Park and continuing South-Southeast to and through a small branch of the Zuni Indian Reservation, to St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona where it meets U.
S. Route 191. After meeting up with US 191, US 180 continues south to the town of Eagar, Arizona where the two routes enter the Apache National Forest and split at the town of Alpine, Arizona 4–6 miles from the Arizona-New Mexico border. After entering New Mexico from just east of Alpine, Arizona, US 180 continues south until Silver City, New Mexico. From Silver City, US 180 travels just east for 4–6 miles, meeting up with New Mexico State Road 90, New Mexico State Road 15, New Mexico State Road 152. US 180 now travels southeast for 50 miles to Deming, New Mexico, where US 180 meets up with Interstate 10. From Deming, US 180 follows Interstate 10 through Las Cruces, New Mexico, enters Texas at Anthony, New Mexico; the route is concurrent with Interstate 10 through the west and central portions of El Paso and separates from I-10 at Paisano Drive, joining U. S. Route 62. US 62/180 is concurrent with Montana Avenue in East Central El Paso, continues to be called Montana Avenue until it reaches RM 2775.
US 62/180 travels east, going past the spur RM 2775 through the southern end of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, past the southern face of Guadalupe Peak towards New Mexico and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Continuing though Carlsbad, New Mexico, US 180 and US 62 travels toward Texas running through Hobbs, New Mexico, exiting New Mexico just east of Hobbs. US 180 is now a divided highway west of Carlsbad where it used to be a two-lane highway until around 2008. US 180 is a divided highway in the entire state. Speed limit was now 70 west and 70 east of Carlsbad to about 15 miles west of Hobbs. After re-entering Texas from just east of Hobbs, New Mexico, US 180 splits from US 62 at Seminole, Texas. US 180 continues eastward running through the towns of: Lamesa, Snyder, Anson and Breckenridge. For the last portion of its length, the road runs through the scenic Palo Pinto Mountains, exiting them at Metcalf Gap. Towns in this final portion include Mineral Wells and Cool. US 180 comes into contact with Interstate 20 just east of Weatherford and ends in Hudson Oaks, Texas.
In Texas, US 180 intersects U. S. Highway 385, U. S. Highway 87, U. S. Highway 84, U. S. Highway 83, U. S. Highway 277, U. S. Highway 283, U. S. Highway 183, U. S. Highway 281, Interstate 20; the speed limit is 75 mph in Culberson counties except through Guadalupe Pass. Beginning just over 1/2 mile east of mile marker 52 to the state line at FM 652. U. S. Route 260 was a spur of U. S. Route 60, established in 1931, it connected Springerville and Holbrook, replaced the former western end of US 70. In 1935, US 260 was extended eastward to US 80 near New Mexico. In 1962, the entire route of US 260 became part of a western extension of US 180. Arizona SR 64 in Valle US 89 in Flagstaff I‑40 in Flagstaff; the highways travel concurrently to Holbrook. US 191 in St. Johns; the highways travel concurrently to Alpine. US 60 in Springerville; the highways travel concurrently through Springerville. New Mexico I‑10 / US 70 in Deming. I-10/US 180 travels concurrently to El Paso, Texas. US 70/US 180 travels concurrently to Las Cruces.
I‑25 / US 85 on the Las Cruces–University Park line. US 85/US 180 travels concurrently to Texas. Texas US
Texas state highway system
Texas state highways are a network of highways owned and maintained by the U. S. state of Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation is the state agency responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the system. Texas has the largest state highway system, followed by North Carolina's state highway system. In addition to the nationally numbered Interstate Highways and U. S. Highways, the highway system consists of a main network of state highways, loops and beltways that provide local access to the other highways; the system includes a large network of farm to market roads that connect rural areas of the state with urban areas and the rest of the state highway system. The state owns and maintains some park and recreational roads located near and within state and national parks, as well as recreational areas. All state highways, regardless of classification, are paved roads; the Old San Antonio Road known as the El Camino Real, is the oldest highway in the United States, first being blazed in 1691.
The length of the highways varies from US 83's 893.4 miles inside the state borders to Spur 200 at just 0.05 miles long. The Texas State Highway System can trace its roots to the establishment of the Texas Highway Department on April 4, 1917. Administrative control of the department was given to a three-member commission appointed by the governor for two-year terms. On June 21, 1917, the commission conducted its first public hearing to solicit input on potential highway routes; the committee divided the state into six divisions to be headquartered in Amarillo, Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio. That year, the commission designated 26 state highways covering 8,865 miles which were to be accessible to 89% of the state's population. In 1921, Congress amended the Federal Aid to Roads Act of 1916 to require the states to take control of road design and maintenance of state highways by 1925; as a result, on January 1, 1924, the Texas Highway Department took full control of maintaining the state highways from the counties within which they resided.
In 1925, the state legislature granted the highway department the responsibility of surveying and building highways, the authorization to acquire new highway rights-of-way by purchasing, or condemning through eminent domain, land required for highway construction. By 1927, the highway system covered 17,960 miles, of which 96 miles were concrete, 1,060 miles were asphalt, 5,000 miles were gravel, shell or stone, 10,000 miles were clay or soil. In 1951, a 50-mile section of the Gulf Freeway opened. In 1957, the state began receiving federal funding for the construction of the Interstate Highway System; the first section of Interstate Highway from county line to county line to open in the state was a 43-mile section of I-35 in Bexar County. By 1967, the highway system controlled 66,000 miles of highway. In 1984, US 66 was replaced by I-40 and the US 66 designation was removed from the state highway system the following year. In 1992, the 3,200 miles of Interstate Highway System in Texas was completed with the opening of a six-mile section of I-27.
In 1997, the Texas Turnpike Authority was merged with TxDOT and independently, the North Texas Turnpike Authority became responsible for toll projects in Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties. The Interstate Highway System in Texas covers 3,233.4 miles and consists of ten primary highways, seven auxiliary highways, the splitting of both Interstate 35 and Interstate 69 into multiple letter-suffixed branches. The Interstate Highway with the longest segment in Texas is I-10 at 880.6 miles. The shortest in the state is I-110 at 0.9 miles. The construction of the Interstate Highway System in Texas began well before these routes were designated as Interstate Highways. A 50-mile stretch of the Gulf Freeway between Galveston and Houston was opened in 1951, eight years before it was designated I-45, it was the first urban expressway in Texas. In 1962, 43 miles of I-35 opened in Bexar County, the first section of Interstate Highway to open from county line to county line in a large metropolitan area. Portions of I-10 west of San Antonio took much longer to complete due to the vast open spaces and lack of nearby labor.
The majority of the construction of this section of I-10 occurred in the 1970s and 1980s and was complete by the early 1990s. The section east of San Antonio was completed 20 years earlier in 1972; the opening of a 6-mile section of I-27 in 1992 completed the Interstate Highway System in Texas. Construction is ongoing for an extension of I-69 southward from its original terminus in Indiana through Texas to the Mexican border; when built, I-69 will extend about 650 miles across Texas, from the Louisiana state line in the Texarkana–Shreveport area to South Texas. Similar to I-35, I-69 splits into three letter-suffixed branches, I-69E, I-69C, I-69W; the United States Numbered Highways are a nationwide grid of highways, but unlike the Interstate Highway System, there is no minimum design standard for these highways. This is evident as some stretches of the U. S. Highways in Texas are nothing more than a two-lane rural road. Although the U. S. Highways have been replaced for the most part by Interstate Highways for through traffic, the U.
S. Highways still serve as important regional connectors. Several notable examples of U. S. Highways that are built to freeway standards include US 75 and US 80 in Dallas, US 59 and US 290 in Houston, US 90 and US 281 in