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City Of Terrell Profile




One of the City's Victorian Houses


The City of Terrell is located in Kaufman County in the state of Texas. Terrell is approximately 25 miles east of Dallas on Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 80.  S.H. 34, S.H. 205 and F.M.148 provide north-south access. 
Elevation:  440'



1990 2000 2010
12,490 13,606 15,816


2011 Population Density (persons per square mile): 759.94




  • Annual average temperature:  64.5 degrees F
  • Monthly average high temperature (July):  82.8 degrees F
  • Monthly average low temperature (January):  40 degrees F
  • Annual precipitation:  40.77 inches
  • Annual average snowfall:  1 inch
  • Average frost-free period:  249 days


City Government





Terrell citizens have a variety of educational opportunities. Terrell Independent School District and several private schools provide pre-K through 12th grade instruction. There are also two campuses offering post-secondary education.


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Electric Power


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TXU Electric

New service: 800 242-9113
Reliability:  .999787
Total capacity:  22,177,000 kW
Reserve at system peak:  17.3%
Transmission voltage:  69 kV  138 kV  345 kV
Service voltage:  120/208  120/240  240/480  277/480


Natural Gas - Atmos Energy

New service: 800 460-3030
BTU content per cubic foot:  1,050


Telephone -AT&T

New Service: 800-464-7928
Digital system
Northern Telecom DMS-100
Software level:  BCS-34
Fiber optics
Switched 56 KBPS
High capacity digital (T-1)
Digital data service
911 service
Other network/special service:  long distance by AT&T, U.S. Sprint, MCI and other long distance carriers


Water - City of Terrell

The City of Terrell receives water from North Texas Municipal Water District. New service


Sewer System
Trickling filter - contact stabilization treatment plant
Maximum capacity:  3 million gallons, surge up to 6 million gallons
Maximum daily use to date:  2 million gallons



Air Service

Terrell Municipal Airport

Runway: 5006' with GPS Instrument Approach
Fuel, repair service available
No ILS (instrument landing system)

Commercial air service

Dallas Love Field, 40 miles
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, 45 miles


Freight Carriers

Central Freight Lines
Continental Trailways
Mistletoe Express
United Parcel Service



 Union Pacific


Star Transit


Star Transit is a “demand response” transportation service that provides Kaufman and Rockwall county citizens the freedom to get to jobs, go shopping, run errands, make medical appointments, or visit friends. Star Transit also provides Medicaid transportation to the citizens of Ellis, and Navarro counties. The Star Transit handicap accessible buses provide public and Medicaid transportation services to all citizens regardless of age or physical condition. All Star Transit drivers are trained in first aid, CPR, and defensive driving.

Call 972.563.5875 to Schedule a Ride


Community Information

Health Care

Baylor Family Medical Center
Part of the nationally recognized Baylor Healthcare System, Baylor Family Medical Center is a primary care center staffed with qualified professionals trained to meet the healthcare needs of the Terrell community and surrounding areas.


Lakes Regional MHMR Center


Terrell State Hospital


The Terrell Tribune - daily newspaper
KPYK -1570 radio


Churches - 38 churches
Assembly of God
Bible Church
Christian Science
Church of 
Church of God in Christ
Jehovah's Witnesses
Roman Catholic
Seventh Day Adventist
Southern Baptist

Community Services



Service Clubs

 (see Terrell Chamber of Commerce)




  •  City Park5 parks
  •  3 area lakes
  •  1 fitness center
  •  1 public golf course
  •  1 theater
  •  9 tennis courts
  •  2 lighted baseball/softball complexes
  •  soccer fields
  •  jogging trail
  •  swimming pool
  •  pavilion with grills
  •  basketball
  •  bowling 


Ned green's private rail carArea Attractions




 1 library
 350 motel rooms
 2 bed & breakfast lodgings


For more information visit the North Central Texas Council of Governments



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City of Terrell
201 East Nash St.
P.O. Box 310

Terrell, Texas 75160
Metro: 972-524-3332
After Hours Repair Services: 972-551-6622
Fax: 972-551-6682



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