Frisco in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Lebanon
Although a general store begun by Z.T. Rainey in 1858 closed during the Civil War, other businesses soon were established. Located on the route of the historic Preston Road/Shawnee Trail, Lebanon was a popular stopping place for cattle drivers who used that road as their north-south route. Primarily a farming community, the town grew in the 1880s and 1890s to include a blacksmith shop, dry goods store, a saddlery, churches, doctors' offices, a hotel, tavern and other businesses. A two-story Union school was built in 1885 to serve the schoolchildren in the community.
In 1902, the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad bypassed Lebanon, which resulted in an exodus of residents and businesses to the new railroad town of Frisco. The school closed in 1947, and by 1959
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12781.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1860.
Location. 33° 6.319′ N, 96° 48.366′ W. Marker is in Frisco, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of Preston Street (U.S. 289) and Gaylord Parkway, on the right when traveling south on Preston Street. The marker is located at the northwest corner of the intersection by the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3191 Preston Road, Frisco TX 75035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Bison (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origins: Cattle Country (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Trail Crew (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cow Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); Military Survey of Preston Road (approx. ¼ mile away); The Texas Longhorn (approx. ¼ mile Trail Driving Prior to 1845 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Trail Drive Company (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frisco.
Also see . . . Lebanon, TX (Collin County).
Lebanon is west of State Highway 289 three miles southeast of Frisco and fifteen miles north of Dallas in southwestern Collin County. The area was originally called Shahan's Prairie, after a rancher who settled there in the 1840s. Although the exact date of the change is not known, the name became Lebanon in honor of the native city of Danson Clark and other settlers who moved from Lebanon, Tennessee, around 1845. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on February 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.