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Location of DeCordova, Texas
|Elevation||725 ft (221 m)|
|• Density||1/sq mi (0.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
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".
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