Place:Corral City, Denton, Texas, United States

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NameCorral City
TypeTown
Coordinates33.101°N 97.226°W
Located inDenton, Texas, United States


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Corral City is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 27 at the 2010 census.

The town contracts with the city of Argyle to meet its police, fire, and court service needs.

History

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A woman named Geneva Helton and her husband decided to form an incorporated municipality to get around Denton County's liquor laws. The Heltons bought over of land from a family friend. The two then installed a sewer system and established a liquor store. Corral City incorporated in 1973. Afterwards doublewide trailers and recreational vehicles appeared in the city limits. Candace Carlisle of the Denton Record-Chronicle said that Corral City "prospered" for a decade, but after the early 1990s retirement of Geneva Helton's and the death of her husband, the town, in Carlisle's words, "began a slow decline. Soon, all that remained was a graveyard of rotting doublewides."

According to Carlisle, by 1993 "Corral City looked in every way like a vanquished 'ghost town'." James "Eddie" Draper became the mayor and owner of Corral City. Carlise said that to Draper "it was a boomtown waiting to happen."

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