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So far, we have found very little information about Spanish Bluff. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Spanish Bluff to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Spanish Bluff, please Contact Us.

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Our information shows that the community of Spanish Bluff is historic. The information below applies to the area where Spanish Bluff would have been located.

Typical Abbreviation: Spanish Blf.

Time Zone: The area where Spanish Bluff was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes for surrounding area: (430)<2>, (903)

Elevation: 320 feet [97.54 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Spanish Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5429, Longitude: -94.3863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spanish Bluff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   33° 32' 34"
Lon:   -94° 23' 10"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Daniels Chapel

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Spanish Bluff

GNIS ID:   2034800
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Spanish Bluff)

About Bowie County

The community of Boston is the County Seat for Bowie County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Bowie)


2018:<6>     94,324   (1.9% increase since 2010)  
2010:     92,565   (3.65% increase since 2000)
2000:     89,306

Total Area:<7>   922 sq. miles [2,390.5 km²]   - of which 4.11% is water (37.96 sq. miles [98.3 km²])

Housing Units:<8>   38,493

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Bowie

GNIS ID:   1383804
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Spanish Bluff)

About Texas

From the US Census


2018:     28,701,845   (14.14% increase since 2010)  
2010:     25,145,561   (20.59% increase since 2000)
2000:     20,851,820

Websites for State of Texas

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Texas

GNIS ID:   1779801
FIPS State:   48

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Spanish Bluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spanish Bluff - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Spanish Bluff, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Spanish Bluff.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Spanish Bluff. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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