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Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Venus is approximately 910 (2000), 2960 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 344 (2000), 631 (2010).
The amount of land area in Venus is 4.813 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Venus is 2.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Venus to Washington DC is 1254 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 151 miles. (as the crow flies)
Venus is positioned 32.42 degrees north of the equator and 97.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Venus median home price is $ 75,000 (2000).


about 20 miles south of the general Dallas-Fort Worth area. Nearby communities include Mansfield, Midlothian, Maypearl, Lillian, and Alvarado.
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History & History Related Items

Venus was first known as Gossip! The town, itself, did not really develop until the late 1880's. A man named J.C. Smyth purchased some land here and made up lots. He named it Venus for the daughter of a local doctor. In less than a decade, Venus became a successful town with thirteen businesses, churches, and even a small college. Venus incorporated in 1903 and continued to grow. The Great Depression of the 1930's combined with the large growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth area caused a large decline in Venus. By the early 1940's, the entire town was close to simply shutting down. However, persistent residents wouldn't let this happen, even donating money to the local drugstore so it would remain open. By the end of this decade, Venus had made a small recovery.

Here is a history page for Venus.

Here are some great historical photos of Venus.
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The incorporation of Venus



Historic downtown square
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Venus City Government

City of Venus
103 W 3rd St
Venus, TX 76084
Phone: 972-366-3348

Venus Historical Events

1999, 9 December
A fire destroyed much of the historic town square this day. Many of the businesses in the district were destroyed or damaged.

Venus Chamber

Greater Venus Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 883
Venus, Texas 76084
Phone: 972-366-3781

Venus Organizations

Greater Venus Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 883
Venus, Texas 76084
Phone: 972-366-3781

Venus Libraries

Venus Library

Venus Schools

Venus Elementary School
300 3rd St
Venus, TX 76084
Phone: 972-366-3268

Venus High School
12 Bulldog Dr
Venus, TX 76084
Phone: 972-366-3358

Venus Independent School District
401 South Hickory Street
P.O. Box 364
Venus, TX 76084
Phone: 972-366-3448
Fax: 972-366-8742 Venus


The population of Venus was:
1890 - 10
1925 - 800+
1948 - 300
1990 - 977
2000 - 910
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data.

As of 11-17-03, the area code was 972.
Venus is located in the Central Time Zone.

A small portion of Venus is located in Ellis County.

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