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Gun Barrel City is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,672 at the 2010 Census. The town began as an unincorporated community known as the "Old Bethel Community" in the 1960s after completion of Cedar Creek Reservoir. It was incorporated in the late 1960s so it could legally sell beer and wine. The city takes its name from a former road, Gun Barrel Lane (which is now State Highway 198), as well as its motto, "We Shoot Straight with You", and its symbol - a rifle with two crossed antique pistols. Gun Barrel Lane got its name during the 1920s and 1930s when outlaws frequented the area. It was considered a safe backwoods place during Prohibition when the likes of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker hung out in the area. A local resident, Mr. C. L. Wait, lived along the road and was known for sitting at the window of his house with a shotgun sticking out the window. It was his way of deterring those he deemed unwelcome on this back country road.

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  • Living in Gun Barrel City - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 81.37 (Very High)
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  • Cost for Essentials in Gun Barrel City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gun Barrel City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.66 USD

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