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Coupland
Former train station in Coupland
Former train station in Coupland
Country United States
State Texas
County Williamson
Area
 • Total 1.952 sq mi (5.056 km2)
 • Land 1.926 sq mi (4.989 km2)
 • Water 0.026 sq mi (0.067 km2)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 298
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
78615
FIPS code 17312
GNIS feature ID 1355183
Website http://www.cityofcouplandtx.us/

Coupland ( KOPE-lənd) is a city in southeastern Williamson County, Texas, United States. According to the 2014 Population Estimate of the United States Census, the population was 298.

Coupland is home to the Coupland Inn and Dancehall, an eatery, bed and breakfast, and dance hall which has been in the community for nearly 100 years.

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.

History

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.

Geography

Coupland is located at 30°27′25″N 97°23′33″W / 30.45694°N 97.39250°W / 30.45694; -97.39250 (30.456924, -97.392367). These coordinates place the city just to the south of the city of Taylor and just east of the city of Pflugerville.

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).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2015 300
U.S. Decennial Census
  • Coupland from the Handbook of Texas Online
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