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In front of Mark Street on FM 2210, looking east
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|• Total||1.61 sq mi (4.16 km2)|
|• Land||1.59 sq mi (4.11 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||1,045 ft (330 m)|
|• Density||250/sq mi (96.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1343870|
Perrin is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in southeastern Jack County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 398. It is located at the intersection of US Highway 281 and FM 2210.
It was established in 1870 and named for Levi W. Perrin, the father of the town's founder, Louis Perrin. In the early 20th century, the small town supported two banks and was larger than Jacksboro. Perrin was in prime consideration for the county seat and was only passed over for Jacksboro because it was not centrally located within the county.
Businesses in the community include the Pirate One Stop (the town's only gas station), the US Post Office (ZIP code 76486), multiple churches, and the school.
The Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District serves area students including those living in the nearby community of Whitt.
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