Place:Bishop, Nueces, Texas, United States

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NameBishop
Alt namesBrookingssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48001789
TypeCity
Coordinates27.585°N 97.799°W
Located inNueces, Texas, United States
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Bishop is a city in Nueces County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,305 at the 2000 census, but decreased to 3,126 by 2009.

History

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Bishop is a very small town in south Texas, Bishop was a planned town from its beginning. In 1910, F.Z. Bishop, an insurance agent turned promoter, acquired of land in South Texas along the railroad line and laid out a model community surrounded by farm tracts.

Bishop laid out zoned business, industrial and residential districts and built a water and power system. In just two years, the town grew to a population of 1,200. Bishop closed his operation as World War I started. He had sold more than of land and established a prosperous community.

The city was built on agriculture as its economic mainstay. The economy is also bolstered by a large chemical plant opened in 1945 by Celanese Corporation of America.

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