Trinity is a city in Trinity County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,721 at the 2000 census.
|Motto: "You'll never want to leave!"|
Location of Trinity, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°56′44″N 95°22′32″W|
Trinity was founded in 1872 on land purchased from the New York and Texas Land Company. The town was a railroad station on the Houston and Great Northern Railroad.
The town was originally named Trinity Station after the Trinity River. The name of the town was later changed to Trinity City, then to Trinity. The town was incorporated in 1910.
Trinity is located at (30.945495, -95.375599).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.
Trinity, 80 miles (130 km) north of Houston, has two stoplights. Mandy Oaklander of theHouston Press said that Trinity "is a speck of a town[...]"
Completed in 1915, the Prairie Style, T-Plan building housed all grade levels until completion of an adjacent High School in 1928. "Old Red" served as a schoolhouse for 80 years. When it was slated for demolition in the 1990s, concerned citizens and former students worked with the School District to preserve the historic building for continued use. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. It was previously used as a haunted house last Halloween.
The City of Trinity is served by the Trinity Independent School District.