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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 11.5 sq mi (30 km2)
 • Land 11.5 sq mi (30 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
 • Total 741
 • Density 64.4/sq mi (24.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

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, seventeen 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, 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
Est. 2015 788 6.3%
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.

Coordinates: 32°31′57″N 97°37′04″W / 32.53250°N 97.61778°W / 32.53250; -97.61778

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