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Welcome to Center ...

The city of Center is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Center is located in Shelby County<1> and is the County Seat for Shelby County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Center has a population of 5,148 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Center.

The community of Center is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Center lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Center: (936)

The ZIP code for Center: 75935<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Center had an population of 5,148 people. This is a decrease of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Center had a population of 5,193 people (which is 20.41% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Center the county's most populous community.

The population of Center represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 328th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,193 people, the population of Center decreased 8.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,678 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Center.

Communities Also Named Center ...

While we believe that this Center is located in Shelby County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Center. Those communities are located in the following counties: Fisher and Limestone County.

Beyond Texas, there are 57 communities that are also named Center - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia (4), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (3), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts (2), Mississippi (5), Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (6), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (4), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Center.

Communities near Center ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Center.

  • San Augustine [San Augustine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Augustine
    • San Augustine [San Augustine County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,865 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Augustine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Augustine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Augustine<7>
  • Logansport [De Soto Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logansport
    • Logansport [De Soto Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,546 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logansport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logansport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logansport<7>
  • Tenaha [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenaha
    • Tenaha [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,134 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenaha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenaha<7>
  • Timpson [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timpson
    • Timpson [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timpson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timpson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timpson<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garrison [Nacogdoches County]
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      • Garrison [Nacogdoches County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<7>
    • Joaquin [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joaquin
      • Joaquin [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 793 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joaquin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joaquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joaquin<7>
    • Huxley [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huxley
      • Huxley [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huxley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huxley
    • Gary City [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary City
      • Gary City [Panola County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary City<7>
    • Choice [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choice
      • Choice [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choice
    • Shelbyville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelbyville
      • Shelbyville [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbyville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Center. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Center.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Center. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Center.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Center. See our Newspapers Page for Center.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Center ...

Looking for more information about Center? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Center, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Center.

Adding Center to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Center in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Center was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Center on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Shelby County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Center. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Center.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Center - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Center). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Center or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Center) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CenterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7953, Longitude: -94.1803    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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