Introduction to Coppell, Texas
Coppell, Texas, in Dallas county, is 6 miles SE of Flower Mound, Texas and 16 miles N of Arlington, Texas. The city is included in the Dallas metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 35,958 people lived in Coppell.
German and French settlers first arived in this area in the 1840s. The area was originally known as Gibbs Station. In 1890, the city was given its present name in honor of local engineer George A. Coppell, who brought the railroad to the city. Coppell was incorporated in 1955. The city experienced rapid development after the opening of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in 1974.
Coppell and nearby Attractions
- Coppell Aquatic and Recreation Center
- National Scouting Museum
- Farmers Branch Historical Park
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Dallas World Aquarium Zoological Gardens
- Fort Worth Zoo
Things To Do In Coppell
While in Coppell, you can spend your leisure hours at the Andrew Brown Community Park, Denton Creek Park, Allen Road Park, Hunterwood Park, Grapevine Springs Park and Riverchase Park. Wagon Wheel Park includes 6 baseball fields, 8 tennis courts and 5 soccer fields. You can also visit the Dallas World Aquarium, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Southfork Ranch or the Dallas Zoo from Coppell. The City of Coppell also organizes various recreational events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Oaktober Fest, Spirit of Coppell July 4th Celebration and the Sweetheart Ball Dance.
Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.
Coppell Higher Education
Brookhaven College, Richland College and the Texas Woman's University are among the colleges and universities offering courses in higher education to the residents of Coppell.