Lindsay is a primarily German Catholic city in Cooke County, Texas, United States, along U.S. Route 82. The population was 1,018 at the 2010 census, up from 788 at the 2000 census. It was estimated at 1,113 in 2018.
In 1887, the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad constructed a line from Gainesville to Henrietta that passed through the site that would become Lindsay. The story of its founding closely resembles that of its neighbors along the railway such as Muenster. In 1891, Anton and August Flusche arranged for transfer of along the railway to found a new town, which they named after a local judge. They attracted several German Catholic settlers in the following years.
The date of Lindsay's founding is officially recognized as March 25, 1892, when the first mass was held; however, Lindsay was not formally incorporated until 1959.
The city has maintained some German traditions, including an annual Oktoberfest. As is typical in the region, the main industries are farmin