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Grand Saline
Van Zandt County, Texas


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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Grand Saline is approximately 3136 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,200 (1990), 1089 (2010).
The amount of land area in Grand Saline is 4.962 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.021 sq kilometers.
The distance from Grand Saline to Washington DC is 1172 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 204 miles. (as the crow flies)
Grand Saline is positioned 32.67 degrees north of the equator and 95.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Grand Saline elevation is 407 feet above sea level.
The average low temperature is (summer) 75 (winter) 39 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 90; (winter) 55 degrees F.


on Highway 80 east of Dallas
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moderate. There are 245 days of sunshine on an average each year.
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History & History Related Items

Much of the town grew from a salt works established in 1845. Parts of the community sit atop a huge salt dome. The salt dome under the city is about 1.5 miles across and some 16,000feet thick; it could supply the world's need for saltfor 20,000 years. The Morton Salt Company for many years got (at least some) of it's "when it rains it pours" salt from the Grand Saline mine. The town also has the distinction of being the home of two local gentlemen who once, a great number of years ago, actually roped an eagle. Cowboys were obviously bored during those formative years.
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Grand Saline Museum / Salt Palace
Present salt-block building, built in 1993 is the fourth salt structure since the original saltpalace was built for the Texas Centennial in 1936. This is the only building in North America made from salt. The building serves as an information center and museum. Displays include Morton Salt collectibles, large color photos, video tape of the salt mining operations, historical photos, memorabilia of the town, and a tribute to famous aviator Wiley H. Post (born near Grand Saline) with state historical marker in front of the building.
For information, call 903-962-5631.
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