Although Coppell is thought of as a relatively young city (incorporated in 1955), its roots can be traced back to the early 1880’s.
In 1832, the farming community of “Grapevine Springs” was organized in the vicinity of the present-day Grapevine Springs Park. The springs area was utilized as campgrounds and was reportedly the location where Sam Houston signed a treaty with the local Indians. Settlers began moving to the area in the 1840’s. Most of north central Texas settlers were of German or French descent. By 1846, Dallas County was organized and by 1856, the city of Dallas was founded.