Terrell, Texas

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Terrell, Texas
City
The Iris Theatre in downtown Terrell is home to Books and Crannies, the Vagabond Players and North Texas Kenshin Kan Karate.
Location of Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°44′15″N 96°16′57″W / 32.7375°N 96.2825°W / 32.7375; -96.2825Coordinates: 32°44′15″N 96°16′57″W / 32.7375°N 96.2825°W / 32.7375; -96.2825
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Kaufman
Incorporated (city) 1874
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Hal Richards
Sandra Wilson
Ricky Jordan
Jack Jones
D.J. Ory
 • City Manager Torry Edwards
Area
 • Total 18.7 sq mi (48.3 km2)
 • Land 18.3 sq mi (47.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 509 ft (155 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 19,527
 • Density 742.9/sq mi (286.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75160-75161
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-72284[1]
GNIS feature ID 1348380[2]


Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It is a southeastern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,606. Terrell is 32 miles (51 km) east of Dallas.

Terrell is the home of the Terrell State Hospital, a psychiatric inpatient hospital with 316 beds operated under the direction of the Texas Department of State Health Services.[3]

Jamie Foxx, an actor, grew up in Terrell and graduated in 1986 from Terrell High School, along with Cynthea Rhodes, a member of the USA Track & Field team in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Joe Doucet a notable American designer graduated in 1988. Terrell High School has also graduated four NFL players which are: Brice McCain, who was drafted in the NFL by the Houston Texans; C.J. Wilson, who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels; and Kenoy Kennedy, who played for the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions; and Darius Johnson who played for the Denver Broncos.

Current Texas State Representative Lance Gooden is a native of Terrell.

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