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DeCordova, Texas
City
Nickname(s): Millennium City
Location of DeCordova, Texas
Location of DeCordova, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Hood
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
 • Density 1/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 817
Website www.dcbeweb.com

DeCordova is a city in Hood County, Texas, United States. According to a 2009 U.S. census estimate, its population is 3,365.

It is a gated residential community located on Lake Granbury, six miles east-southeast of Granbury and is part of the Granbury, Texas Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

DeCordova Bend Estates started being developed at the same time as the DeCordova Dam in the late 1960s. The dam, built on the Brazos River to control the flow downstream, formed Lake Granbury. The new community was intended to serve as a weekend recreational getaway for residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The gated community has become a sanctuary for notable individuals. It is an all age residential community, 32 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. It has a recently renovated clubhouse, 27 holes of golf, marina, swimming pool, tennis, fitness center and other amenities. DeCordova was named after Jacob Raphael De Cordova, the land agent and colonizer. He was born in Spanish Town (near Kingston), Jamaica. De Cordova and Robert Creuzbaurqv compiled the Map of the State of Texas, first published in 1849.

The city of DeCordova incorporated on January 15, 2000, DeCordova was the first city in Texas to be incorporated after the turn of the century and claims the title of Texas' "Millennium City".

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,683
Est. 2015 2,855 6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
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