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Boundaries and History of Royce City, TX
Boundaries for Royce City, TX
Royse City is on State Highway 66, five miles northeast of Rockwall, in the northeastern corner of Rockwall County. Royce City is divided by I-30. The boundaries are too jagged to describe with words. The northern-most point is Route 667. The southern-most point is at Rt. 548, 2 miles north of Elm Grove Road. The western-most point is 2 miles (east of) Rt. 1138. The eastern-most point is Rt 2597, 2 miles (east of) where Rt. 2597 changes direction from west / east to north / south.
History of Royce City, TX
Royce City was named for G. B. Royse. In 1886, Royce platted the townsite and sold its first lots. People began settling in the area in 1885, when it became known that the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad would be constructed through the area.
Many of the settlement’s earliest residents and businesses were from the nearby community of Fate (which the railroad had bypassed). The first business, a general merchandise store, opened in December 1885 and was followed soon after by a variety of businesses (some of which were pulled on rollers from Fate).
In 1886 a post office opened in Royce City. The town was first incorporated in 1891, but this incorporation was voted out in 1902, only to be reinstated in 1906. By 1890 the community had a population of 1,000, two cotton gins, a gristmill, and 20 businesses. In 1896 the number of businesses stood at 40, and by 1898 local schools had 204 students and 4 teachers. Considerable business in marketing, cotton trading, cottonseed oil manufacturing, and cotton ginning took place in the early twentieth century.
By 1914 Royce City had a population of 1,300 and 40 businesses. The population hovered at 1,000 during the 1920s and 1930s. By 1936, 54 businesses operated in the town. The 1960 population was 1,243, but by 1964, Royse City had decreased to 1,100. The population was 1,535 in 1970, 1,566 in 1980, and 1,800 in 1990. The business community decreased in size between 1960 and 1970 but increased from 40 to 56 by 1988. In 1990 the population was 2,206. The population was 2,957 in 2000, and 9,456 in 2010..
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, “Royse City, TX,” accessed February 15, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjr15.