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Godley is a city in northwestern Johnson County, Texas, United States in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is on State Highway 171, Farm roads 2331 and 917, and the tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad nine miles northwest of Cleburne. The population was 1,009 in 2010.GeographyGodley is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7sqmi, all of it land.HistoryGodley was established in 1886 and named for R. B. Godley, a Cleburne lumber merchant who donated an eight-acre tract for a townsite and twenty acres of land as a right-of-way to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. A station was constructed in 1886. By 1888, when the post office opened, Godley had a gristmill, three cotton gins, and two dairy-processing plants. Four years later it had two general stores. By the mid-1920s the population was 613. In 1930 it was 378, and twenty-two rated businesses operated locally. In the 1940s the town had a population of 317 and twenty businesses. By 1956 it had a population of 424 and sixteen businesses, and by 1990 it had 569 people and twelve businesses.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 879 people, 296 households, and 235 families residing in the city. The population density was 523.7 people per square mile (202.0/km²). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 186.5/sq mi (71.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.43% White, 0.46% African American, 0.80% Native American, 2.73% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.13% of the population.Plan your trip to Godley and other United States destinations using our handy United States trip maker tool.
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