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Cresson, Texas
Location of Cresson in Parker County
Location of Cresson in Parker County
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Hood, Johnson, Parker
 • Total 11.55 sq mi (29.91 km2)
 • Land 11.54 sq mi (29.90 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,054 ft (321 m)
 • Total 741
 • Estimate 
 • Density 115.89/sq mi (44.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-17648
GNIS feature ID 1333663

Cresson is a city located at the corners of Hood, Johnson, 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 (40 km) 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, Colorado and Santa Fe and the Nancy Hanks railroad companies. It has been suggested that Cresson was named for Cresson, Pennsylvania, another city with a strong railroading history.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 741
2019 (est.) 1,338 80.6%
U.S. Decennial Census



The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally 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


The Granbury Independent School District and the Aledo Independent School District serve students in the area.

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