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Former train station in Coupland
|• Total||1.952 sq mi (5.056 km2)|
|• Land||1.926 sq mi (4.989 km2)|
|• Water||0.026 sq mi (0.067 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1355183|
Coupland's athletic teams are the "Cowboys." The Coupland Independent School District serves area students. Coupland ISD serves grades K-8. Upon graduation, the students either go to Elgin or Taylor for high school courses.
In 1859, Morgan C. Hamilton bought large tracks of land along Brushy Creek from Shiloh to Rice's Crossing. Hamilton died in 1883, willing the land to his nephew, Theodore Van Buren Coupland. Mr. Coupland sold a 100-foot right-of-way to the Taylor, Bastrop and Austin Railroad in 1887. Two Taylor men subsequently formed the Coupland City Corporation to subdivide and sell land for the newly formed unincorporated community of Coupland.
Coupland residents voted overwhelmingly to incorporate on November 6, 2012, the 125th anniversary of its founding. The City of Coupland held its first City Council elections on May 13, 2013, with Jack Piper running unopposed for Mayor.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total land area of 1.926 square miles (4.989 km²) and a total water area of 0.026 square miles (0.067 km²).
- Coupland from the Handbook of Texas Online
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