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Copper Canyon is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States. Copper Canyon was founded in April 1973. Irving, Texas was the first to have their eyes set on annexing the land of what is now Copper Canyon. When the Town of Flower Mound threatened to annex the ranches and rural homesteads, residents, Bob "Shack" Shackelford, Fielding "Dutch" Schulz, and Paul Vickery were the first to recognize this threat to their simple rural living. These men convinced Bill Ferris, Bob Woodin, Tom Murray and Bob Allen to incorporate the town in an effort to preserve the rural atmosphere and freedom of the community. With the threats of the expansive ranch land being annexed into today's Flower Mound, Texas and facing increasing taxes and regulations, the founding fathers knew it was time to act.
Meetings began to take place at the home of Bob and Jean Shackelford. The first mayor was Robert Woodin. The first marshal was Bob Shackelford. Council meetings were held in homes until 1978, when Bob Shackelford and Bill Ferris began planning an official town hall be constructed.