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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Bells is approximately 1,002 (1999), 1392 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 464 (1990), 522 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bells is 6.306 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bells to Washington DC is 1188 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 241 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bells is positioned 33.62 degrees north of the equator and 96.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.


65 miles north of Dallas. Here is a map page for Bells.

The city of Whitewright is south of Bells, Sherman is west, Denison is north and Savoy, Ector and Bonham are east of the city.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Bells.

In 1835, Daniel Dugan, wife & 8 Children, from Missouri, were the first settlers to come to the Bells area.Bells as we know it, was called Bailey Junction & Gospel Ridge, to the North, and Duganville to the South, also other names were Bellplain & Bellvue. The post office in Washington, decided on the present-day name of Bells, in recognition of the many church bells. The City of Bells was incorporated in 1883 with J. T. Smith as mayor and Jack Ferguson as marshal.
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Bells Texas Museum
In June of 2000, This museum is still in the planning stages, but we have much early history of Bells with lots of items and things to display

Learn all about Bells!
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Bells City Government

Bells Police Department
101 N. Broadway
P.O. Box 95
Bells, Texas 75414-0095
Phone: (903) 965-7744
Fax: (903) 965-0250

Bells Schools

Schools in the Bells area. Bells


The population of Bells was:
1990 - 962
1999 - 1,002

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