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Perrin, Texas
In front of Mark Street on FM 2210, looking east
In front of Mark Street on FM 2210, looking east
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Coordinates: 33°02′02″N 98°04′09″W / 33.03389°N 98.06917°W / 33.03389; -98.06917Coordinates: 33°02′02″N 98°04′09″W / 33.03389°N 98.06917°W / 33.03389; -98.06917
Country United States
State Texas
County Jack
 • Total 1.61 sq mi (4.16 km2)
 • Land 1.59 sq mi (4.11 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
1,045 ft (330 m)
 • Total 398
 • Density 250/sq mi (96.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-56864
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.

US 281 leads north from Perrin 14 miles (23 km) to Jacksboro and south 16 miles (26 km) to Mineral Wells. Fort Worth is 53 miles (85 km) to the southeast.

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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