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Welcome to Emory ...

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

Emory is located in Rains County<1> and is the County Seat for Rains County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Emory, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Emory has a population of 1,329 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Emory is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Emory: (903) and (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Emory: 75440<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Emory had an population of 1,329 people. This is an increase of 7.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Emory had a population of 1,239 people (or 11.35% of the total population of Rains County). This makes Emory the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,239 people, the population of Emory increased 21.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,021 people).

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

Communities Also Named Emory ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Emory - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Emory ...

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

  • Wills Point
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Grand Saline
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • West Tawakoni
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Tawakoni have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Tawakoni
    • West Tawakoni is located in Hunt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,994 people
  • Quitman
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Edgewood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • East Tawakoni
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Tawakoni have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tawakoni
    • East Tawakoni is located in Rains County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 991 people
  • Point
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Cumby
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumby have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumby
    • Cumby is located in Hopkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 794 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumby <6>
  • Lone Oak
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
    • Lone Oak is located in Hunt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lone Oak <6>
  • Hawk Cove
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Cove
    • Hawk Cove is located in Hunt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 562 people

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Emory. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Emory.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Emory ...

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

Adding Emory to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Emory 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 Emory was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Emory in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Emory post office opened in 1870.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Emory.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Emory. 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 Rains, 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 Emory.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emory - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>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 Emory). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Emory or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>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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