Justin is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States with some of it rolling over into Wise County, TX.The population was 3,246 at the 2010 census.
|Motto: A proud and progressive hometown community|
Location of Justin in Denton County, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°5′18″N 97°17′51″W|
In 1848, approximately 70 followers of the French utopian socialist Étienne Cabet arrived in what is now Justin to found an Icarian community. The attempt failed.
Contrary to popular belief, the town is not named after or related to theJustin Boot Company (although the company operates a large outlet store in the city). In January 1887 the community petitioned postal authorities for a post office to be named Justin, in honor of Justin Sherman, a chief engineer with the Santa Fe Railroad.
Justin once was a center of salvage companies, which buy property involved in fires and tornadoes and sell it for discounted prices. In the late 1970sWestern wear became very popular, and the Wallace family's salvage operations began to focus on Western wear. The other two major salvage businesses closed, and the salvage industry disappeared.
The Texas Motor Speedway had a Justin mailing address until July 9, 2005. Because it is physically located in the city of Fort Worth, the United States Postal Service changed the mailing address to Fort Worth, Texas.
WFAA-TV, Channel 8, has operated a 750 kilowatt Doppler weather radar out of Justin since January 25, 1995.
Justin is within the Northwest Independent School District. Residents are zoned to Justin Elementary School, Pike Middle School, and Northwest High School.