Introduction to Duncanville, Texas
Duncanville, Texas, in Dallas county, is 8 miles SE of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center) and 11 miles SW of Dallas, Texas. The people of the city are in the Dallas metropolitan area. Duncanville has a population of 36,081.
Settlement in this area began in 1845 when Crawford Trees, an Illinois resident, bought several thousand acres of land south of Camp Dallas. The Chicago, Texas, and Mexican Central Railway arrived in the area in 1880. The company built Duncan Switch which was named after a line foreman. The settlement was renamed Duncanville in 1882 by the community's first postmaste, Charles P. Nance.
Duncanville and nearby Attractions
- Cedar Hill State Park
- Dallas Nature Center
- International Museum of Cultures
- Mountain Creek Lake Park
- Thorntree Country Club
- Camp Wisdom
Things To Do In Duncanville
The 1,826-acre Cedar Hill State Park is located on the Joe Pool Reservoir and provides facilities for picnicking, camping, and boating. It also has many miles of trails and is home to Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. There are also excellent golf courses in the neighborhood.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Duncanville Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Mountain View College, Dallas Baptist University, El Centro College, and Southern Methodist University.