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The city of De Leon is located

De Leon is located in Comanche County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of De Leon, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, De Leon has a population of 2,176 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of De Leon is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

De Leon is located in the (254) area code.

The ZIP code for De Leon: 76444<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, De Leon had an population of 2,176 people. This is a decrease of 3.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, De Leon had a population of 2,246 people (which is 16.07% of the total population of Comanche County). This makes De Leon the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,246 people, the population of De Leon decreased 7.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,433 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for De Leon.

Communities near De Leon ...

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

  • Comanche
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Dublin
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin is located in Erath County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,552 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin <5>
  • Gorman
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
    • Gorman is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,033 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorman <5>
  • Gustine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gustine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gustine
    • Gustine is located in Comanche County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gustine <5>
  • Comyn
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comyn
    • Comyn is located in Comanche County
  • Rucker
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rucker
    • Rucker is located in Comanche County
  • Bunyan
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunyan
    • Bunyan is located in Erath County
  • Proctor
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctor
    • Proctor is located in Comanche County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor <5>
  • Desdemona
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Lingleville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lingleville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lingleville
    • Lingleville is located in Erath County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lingleville <5>

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 De Leon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for De Leon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of De Leon. 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 De Leon.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Leon ...

Looking for more information about De Leon? 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 De Leon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for De Leon.

Adding De Leon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for De Leon was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found De Leon on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for De Leon.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for De Leon. 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 Comanche, 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 De Leon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Leon - 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 De Leon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether De Leon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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