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Welcome to Desdemona ...

Desdemona is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Desdemona is located in Eastland County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Desdemona, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1877.

Desdemona is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Desdemona: (254)

The ZIP code for Desdemona: 76445<3>

Communities near Desdemona ...

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

  • Eastland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Dublin
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 <4>
  • Ranger
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
    • Ranger is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,354 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger <4>
  • De Leon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Gorman
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 <4>
  • Strawn
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Carbon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon <4>
  • Mingus
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingus have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingus
    • Mingus is located in Palo Pinto County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mingus <4>
  • Rucker
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rucker
    • Rucker is located in Comanche County
  • Kokomo
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kokomo
    • Kokomo is located in Eastland County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Desdemona ...

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

Adding Desdemona to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Desdemona 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 Desdemona was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Desdemona post office opened in 1877.

We also found Desdemona in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Desdemona.

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

The official website for Eastland County: www.eastlandcountytexas.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Eastland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Desdemona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Desdemona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Desdemona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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