Gun Barrel City, TX - Population 5672
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 19.740 W 096° 10.506
14S E 765916 N 3580411
Quick Description: Gun Barrel City, population 5672 as of this posting. This sign is located at the western city limit, on the south side of of TX 334.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2015 6:41:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMN9WZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The Handbook of Texas Online has this to say about Gun Barrel City: (visit link)

Gun Barrel City lies on the eastern shore of Cedar Creek Reservoir fifty miles southeast of Dallas and twenty miles northwest of Athens in northwestern Henderson County. The community developed after construction of the reservoir in the mid-1960s and grew rapidly. Sixty residents were reported there in 1970 and 3,526 by the early 1990s. In 2000 the population was 5,145. In the early 1970s residents of Gun Barrel City voted to incorporate so that local establishments could sell beer and wine. The town name is derived from its motto, "We shoot straight with you," and its symbol, a rifle. Long before the lake was built, Gun Barrel Lane (now State Highway 198) traversed the area. This mud road was a shortcut across Cedar Creek from Mabank to Trinidad and Seven Points. In 1987 community residents began local beautification projects and also collected aluminum cans as a fund-raising project to help restore the Battleship Texas. On two different occasions the city received second place in the Governor's Community Achievement Awards. During the early 1990s the area supported two community newspapers, the Monitor and the Cedar Creek Pilot.
Address: Western city limit, TX 334

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