- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Confirmed Sundown Town?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Surely Not
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
Copperas Cove broke in the mid-1960s, due to the
presence of Fort Hood, a large US Army base. The first
black family to live in Copperas Cove, in 1968, was an
army family. “The word around town was that the
Army wanted to end Cove’s sundown status and,
perhaps, community leaders were given very clear
signals that the [family] were to be left alone… After
that integration occurred pretty smoothly. My
steadfastly white Southern Baptist Church even started
welcoming blacks to the congregation and by the time
I was in high school there was a African American