Latitude: 33.6625

Longitude: -95.5478

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Paris, Texas

The selectable images and pictures further below present material related to Paris, Texas. Paris, Texas is a city located northeast of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex in Lamar County, Texas, in the United States. It is situated in Northeast Texas at the western edge of the Piney Woods. Physiographically, these regions are part of the West Gulf Coastal Plain. In 1900, 9,358 people lived in Paris; in 1910, 11,269; in 1920, 15,040; and in 1940, 18,678. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 25,171. It is the county seat of Lamar County and serves as a business and employment center for the county.

The film Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders was named after the city, but was not set there.

Local residents like the humorous slogan "Second Largest Paris in the World." Following a tradition of American cities named "Paris", a replica of the Eiffel Tower was constructed in 1993. In 1998, presumably as a response to the 1993 construction of a tower in Paris, Tennessee, the city placed a giant red cowboy hat atop the tower. The current tower is at least the second Eiffel Tower replica built in Paris; the first was constructed of wood and later destroyed by a tornado.

It is governed by a city council as specified in the city's charter adopted in 1948. It has fewer than 100 police officers, and fewer than 100 fire fighters.



The first recorded settlement in the vicinity was in 1826, and settlements were known to be in the area as early as 1824. The town was founded by merchant George W. Wright, who donated of land in February 1844, when the community was also designated the county seat. It was incorporated by the Congress of the Republic of Texas on February 3, 1845. Paris was on the Central National Road of the Republic of Texas, which ran from San Antonio north through Paris to cross the Red River. By the eve of the Civil War, when it had 700 residents, Paris had become a cattle and farming center. It is the site of the first municipally owned and operated abattoir in the United States. Lamar County was one of the few Texas counties that voted against secession, though many of its inhabitants later served in the Confederacy.

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KPLT (AM) (3.08 km)

KPLT (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Paris, Texas, USA, the station serves the Paris area. The station is currently owned by East Texas Broadcasting, Inc. and features programing from Premiere Radio Networks and CNN Radio. KPLT-AM currently (as of 2010) simulcasts with KPLT-FM and both stations format are classic country music hits. The station also features, "Talk of Paris" hosted by Eddy Barker, a local call-in talk radio show from 8-10 am.

KZHN (6.68 km)

KZHN (1250 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Country format.Licensed to Paris, Texas, USA, the station serves the Paris area. The station is currently owned by Larry Ryan D/B/a Eifel Tower Broadcasting. History The station went on the air in the 1950s as KPRE, and later as KGDD on 1990-03-01. On 1999-10-01, the station changed its call sign to KPJC. On 2005-10-19 to the current KZHN.

Reno, Lamar County, Texas (7.05 km)

Reno is a city in Lamar County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,767 at the 2000 census. History Reno, on U.S. Highway 82 adjacent to Paris in Lamar County, may have been a switching station on the Texas and Pacific Railway, which was built through the area in 1876. In 1886 the community had two schools, one for whites and one for blacks.

Hopewell, Lamar County, Texas (8.88 km)

Hopewell is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas, United States. It lies at an elevation of 551 feet (168 m).

Toco, Texas (9.15 km)

Toco is a city in Lamar County, Texas, United States. The population was 89 at the 2000 census. Geography Toco is located at (33.655250, -95.646152). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of, all of it land. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 89 people, 34 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 523.7 people per square mile (202.1/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 205.9 per square mile (79.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 17.98% White, 76.40% African American, 2.

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Pat Mayse Lake

Pat Mayse Lake is a reservoir in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas, United States. It is in Lamar County near the towns of Chicota and Powderly. Paris, Texas is the nearest major city. The lake is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It is stocked with largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass, channel and flathead catfish, and other common fish species. Nearby hunting areas are also managed for upland game and whitetail deer and are open to the public.
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