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Statistics & Facts
History & History-related items
Statistics & Facts
The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Ovilla is approximately 3492 2010.
The approximate number of families is 681 1990, 1252 2010.
The amount of land area in Ovilla is 13.909 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ovilla to Washington DC is 1239 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 162 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ovilla is positioned 32.53 degrees north of the equator and 96.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
Ovilla was founded in 1844 when Texas was still a republic by pioneersin the "Peters Colony". They came by way of covered wagon across the Red River. The Ovilla Historical Society has published a History Book in late 1996 which is very thorough, covering family histories, schools, churches, cemeteries, and civic activities. The book can be obtainedby sending your request by e-mail to email@example.com
. A web page with information about the book is at http://www.flash.net/~cmiracle
. Ovilla was probably the first town founded in what is now Ellis County and has a rich history of early settlers which is told in 100 family histories and 800 photographs in 400 pages.
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