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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Farmersville in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Farmersville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
1. Farmersville Marker

Originated 1849 as a settlement on the Jefferson-McKinney road, and near Republic of Texas National road. Named by pioneers for their chief occupation. After 1854, the Yearys and their neighbors of Sugar Hill (2 mi. NE) began relocating here. Dr. H. M. Markham, practicing here by 1855, is said to have been Collin County’s earliest physician. The First Methodist Church was organized in 1856. William Gotcher on March 4, 1859 donated land for the public square. A school was operating as early as the 1860s. The First Baptist church was organized on May 14, 1865.

Town was incorporated on June 2, 1873. First Major: John S. Ride. Aldermen James Church, Ben King, John Murchison, Tom Tatum, John P. Utt. Marshall: Jeff Hines. Institutions of 1880s still in operation include Farmersville “Times” and the First National Bank.

As town became a trade center, agriculture kept pace. Farmersville in 1930s was known as the “Onion Capital of Morth Texas”, annually shipping over 1,000 carloads of onions, along with some small industry. Cattle, cotton, and maize crops remain important. Audie Murphy, the most decorated
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American hero of World War II had been a resident of Farmersville before he entered the United States Army.
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1574.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 33° 9.79′ N, 96° 22.199′ W. Marker is in Farmersville, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on Farmersville Parkway west of South Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmersville TX 75442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank of Farmersville (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Farmersville (approx. half a mile away); Audie Murphy’s Homecoming (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmersville Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Methodist Church of Farmersville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bain-Honaker House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Honaker-Holsonbake House (approx. ¾ mile away); Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmersville.
Farmersville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
2. Farmersville Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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