Terrell, Texas

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Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States, and a southeastern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,606. Terrell is located 32 miles (52 km) east of Dallas.

Heritage Jubilee, held the third weekend in April at Ben Gill Park, is a celebration for the whole family. Events include a BBQ cook-off, museum tours, arts & crafts exhibition, carnival, live music, a quilt show, an auto show, and other special attractions.[citation needed]

The City of Terrell, in partnership with the No 1 British Flying Training School Museum, host a WWII Veterans Reunion and air event each year on the first Saturday of October. This event draws attendees from all over the world and hosts numerous attractions such as vintage aircraft and military vehicles, skydiving, flight simulators, lectures, films, and demonstrations, and activities for every member of the family. The reunion dinner and hangar dance is on Friday night, the fly-in kicks off with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning followed by a ceremony and entertainment until the afternoon.[citation needed]

Terrell is also the location of the Terrell State Hospital, a psychiatric inpatient hospital with 316 beds operated under the direction of the Texas Department of State Health Services.[3]

Jamie Foxx, an actor, was raised in Terrell. Foxx graduated from Terrell High School in 1986 along with Cynthea Rhodes, a member of the USA Track & Field team in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Joe Doucet a notable American designer graduated shortly thereafter in 1988. Terrell High School has also graduated four NFL players which are: Brice McCain, who was drafted in the NFL by the Houston Texans; C.J. Wilson, who is currently playing for the Carolina Panthers; and Kenoy Kennedy, who played for the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions; and Darius Johnson who played for the Denver Broncos.

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Geography

Terrell is located at 32°44′15″N 96°16′57″W / 32.7375°N 96.2825°W / 32.7375; -96.2825 (32.737525, -96.282444)[4].

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