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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Collin County, Texas

 
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1Texas (Collin County), Allen — 123 — Allen Cemetery
Located on land purchased from Mr. and Mrs. John W. Whisenant, this cemetery was formally established on April 5, 1884, by the International Order of Odd Fellows, local lodge No. 249. Encompassing almost three acres of land, the cemetery has served . . . Map (db m43407) HM
2Texas (Collin County), Allen — 1061 — Corinth Presbyterian Church
Pioneer settler C.A. McMillen established the Corinth Society Church of August 2, 1846. Thought to be the oldest continuing church congregation in Collin County, its charter members included the Murphy, Wilkins, and Maxwell families. The church . . . Map (db m164621) HM
3Texas (Collin County), Allen — Stone Dam at Allen Station
In 1874, the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company was expanding north from Houston to Denison, Texas. Water stops were necessary along the route at 7 - 10 mile intervals to keep the steam locomotives going. At this location Irish immigrants . . . Map (db m43406) HM
4Texas (Collin County), Anna — 930 — Coffman Cemetery
This cemetery, which dates to the mid-19th century, is on land donated by early settler John Coffman (1804-1880). His son, George W. Coffman (1840-1913), owned and operated a homestead one mile west of this site. The oldest marked grave dates to . . . Map (db m72897) HM
5Texas (Collin County), Anna — 16694 — Mantua
On February 23, 1854, William C. McKinney, James W. Throckmorton, John A. Throckmorton, and Joseph Wilcox set aside twenty-five acres for the town of Mantua, which was conceived as a site for Mantua Seminary. Proceeds from the sale of town lots . . . Map (db m72900) HM
6Texas (Collin County), Blue Ridge — 6203 — George Washington Smith(1796?-1876?)
Born in Wilson County, Tennessee, George Washington Smith came to Texas in 1834 with his wife Elizabeth Briggs. He fought in the Texas War for Independence (1835-36) as a private in Capt. Clendennin’s Company 1st Regiment Artillery. In the Mexican . . . Map (db m163227) HM
7Texas (Collin County), Blue Ridge — 13520 — Grounds Cemetery
Grounds Cemetery Established 1875 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005Map (db m163230) HM
8Texas (Collin County), Climax — Van Winkle CemeteryHistoric Texas Cemetery
This burial ground has served the residents of Climax since the mid-1800s. The Climax community dates to 1851, when William Warden, a farmer from Missouri, settled here with his family. The rural community grew and by the 1890s, it had two . . . Map (db m163219) HM
9Texas (Collin County), Copeville — 17792 — Copeville
Kentucky native John Miles Cope, who settled in Collin County in 1848 with his parents and brother, helped organize the Copeville community (originally known as Black Spot) in the 1850s on land in the Willis Roberts and Hezekiah Walters surveys. . . . Map (db m164610) HM
10Texas (Collin County), Copeville — 6212 — Thompson Cemetery
Collin County pioneer Abner Thompson came to this area about 1850 and settled on land that was originally part of the Silvester Williams Survey, deeding a portion of it to be used as a cemetery. The first burial, that of Thompson himself, took . . . Map (db m164613) HM
11Texas (Collin County), Dallas — 18081 — Frankford
The site of the former town of Frankford consists of the three-acre wagon yard, five-acre Frankford Church area and three-acre cemetery. The town of Frankford grew around Indian Springs after W.C. McKamy and his family moved to Texas in 1852. They . . . Map (db m93072) HM
12Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 15321 — Audie Murphy’s HomecomingJune 15, 1945
With Allied victory in World War II Europe secured, Farmersville celebrated the return of the area’s most famous citizen soldier. On his 18th birthday, Audie Murphy enlisted in the U.S. Army at the Greenville Post Office. In more than two years of . . . Map (db m162991) HM
13Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 15562 — Bain-Honaker House
Anna Melissa Hicks Bain (1834-1906), widow of John Alexander Bain, built this house in 1865 on 6.75 acres of land east of town square in Farmersville. She reared five daughters here: Mary Clorinda, Martha, Catherine, Christina and Margaret. An . . . Map (db m162856) HM
14Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 12926 — Bethlehem Baptist Church
Bethlehem Baptist Church was established in 1854. Gifts provided land for a church and cemetery: in 1859, from Hugh and Edea Woody; in 1886, from Peyton D. and Sallie E. Huff; and, in 1904, from J.B. and Martha Watson. At that time, the Bethlehem . . . Map (db m164623) HM
15Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 1574 — Farmersville
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. . . . Map (db m162995) HM
16Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 13927 — Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Farmersville is one of the oldest towns in Collin County. It has historic ties to the antebellum (pre-Civil War) era of Texas and the pioneer settlement of Sugar Hill (1.5 mi. NE), founded by John Yeary. The center of settlement soon shifted to . . . Map (db m163056) HM
17Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 13979 — Farmersville Masonic LodgeNo. 214, A.F. & A.M.
This Romanesque revival structure, built in 1888-89. Housed a second story fraternal hall above a first floor mercantile. One of the earliest surviving buildings in Farmersville, it features locally quarried limestone, narrow double-hung windows, . . . Map (db m162982) HM
18Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 6133 — First Baptist Church of Farmersville
Fifteen charter members, meeting under a brush arbor at this site on May 14, 1865, organized the First Baptist Church and chose the Rev. John C. Averitt (1818-1895) as the first pastor. Worship services were held in private homes and later in the . . . Map (db m162853) HM
19Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 6151 — First Methodist Church of Farmersville
This congregation traces its beginning to organized Methodist classes conducted in 1856 by the Rev. J. W. Chalk in a local schoolhouse west of the pioneer town of Farmersville. A community wide all-night revival held in Farmersville’s lone church . . . Map (db m162815) HM
20Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 6154 — First National Bank of Farmersville
Named for the occupation of many of its citizens, the town of Farmersville was founded in the mid 1850s. A private bank, the Exchange Bank was established in 1885, and housed in the rear of the Aston Brothers store. A national bank charter was . . . Map (db m170534) HM
21Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 13435 — Honaker-Holsonbake House
Prominent businessman John Milburn Honaker and his wife Malinda (Buckley) built a queen-Anne home at this site in 1893. They extensively remodeled the house in 1910 in a neoclassical style, adding a full second floor and a two-story porch with . . . Map (db m162978) HM
22Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — 6169 — Huson Cemetery
Allen Daniel and his family came to Texas from Tennessee in 1847. He and his wife Elizabeth were the parents of eight children. They settled in this area in 1850 and Daniel purchased 480 acres of land in May 1851. Less than one year later, on . . . Map (db m163050) HM
23Texas (Collin County), Farmersville — Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Malissa (Dodson) Sides became the first person to be buried on this site in March 1891. Believed to have been half Native American, Mrs. Sides and her Cherokee half sister Ellen Murphy survived the U.S. government relocation of the tribe during . . . Map (db m163156) HM
24Texas (Collin County), Lavon — 76 — Abston Cemetery
John Abston (1761-1856), a soldier in the American Revolution, was a native of Virginia. In the 1830s Abston and his family moved to Missouri. In 1853 he moved to Collin County, Texas, with the family of his son Jesse. Following Jesse's death that . . . Map (db m164617) HM
25Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 11815 — 1911 McKinney Post Office
Designed by architect J. H. Suttle, the 1911 McKinney Post Office is a characteristic and well-preserved example of an Italianate post office. The tile roof, ornamental columns, eaves and window configuration are common to the American post office . . . Map (db m164620) HM
26Texas (Collin County), Mckinney — 11816 — 1927 Collin County Courthouse
Collin County was formed in 1846 and its only town, Buckner, was automatically selected as the county seat. To comply with state law, an election was held to relocate the county seat to the center of the county. Only eleven people participated due . . . Map (db m167861) HM
27Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 17249 — Ambush at McKinney
In the early 1930s, the Barrow gang committed robberies and other crimes across the country. Although the gang was infamous for its leaders, Bonnie and Clyde, two other members, Raymond Hamilton and Ralph Fults, were equally dangerous. In 1935, . . . Map (db m171537) HM
28Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 209 — Aron-Harris House
Designed by Putnam Russell, an architect from New York, this house was constructed in 1889 for local merchant Morris Aron and his wife Henrietta. In 1897 the home was purchased by Plummer and Josie Harris and it remained in their family until . . . Map (db m164688) HM
29Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 305 — Barnes-Largent House
This home was built about 1910 for Joe and Florence (Largent) Barnes on part of the land acquired by her father, prominent McKinney merchant W.B. Largent. Following the death of her husband in 1924, Florence sold the home to her brother, Dr. Ben . . . Map (db m167880) HM
30Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 485 — Bradley Cemetery
Edward Bradley, his wife Nancy, and their family came to this area from Kentucky in the 1840s as members of the Peters Colony. They built a log home of a branch of Wilson's Creek in the southwest part of present McKinney. A hillside near the . . . Map (db m170531) HM
31Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 554 — Buckner Cemetery
The land surrounding this historic cemetery was part of a grant obtained by John McGarrah, a member of the Peters Colony who arrived in this area in 1843. McGarrah founded a trading post near this site, and soon the Fort Buckner settlement was . . . Map (db m162269) HM
32Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 578 — Burton House
Completed in 1910, this house was built for prominent business and civic leaders Newton A. Burton (d. 1955) and Laura (Wallace) Burton (d. 1964). Designed by J.E. Cooper (d. 1936), the one-story eclectic structure features elements of the . . . Map (db m170544) HM
33Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6163 — Charles P. and Sallie G. Heard Home
This residence was constructed by local merchant and cotton broker Charles P. Heard (d. 1937) and his wife Sallie (Galbreath) (d. 1949), McKinney philanthropists. Designed by architect John Martin, it was completed in 1893. The exterior features . . . Map (db m164684) HM
34Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 947 — Collin County
Formed from Fannin County Created April 3, 1846 Organized July 13, 1846 Named in honor of Collin McKinney 1766-1861 Land surveyor Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence Member of Congress, Republic of Texas Member of the Texas . . . Map (db m171047) HM
35Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 949 — Collin County Farm
As early as 1858 Collin County had a system for providing relief to its indigent citizens. This property was acquired in 1886 and became known as the County Farm. Structures were built over the years to house the residents, who helped maintain the . . . Map (db m167940) HM
36Texas (Collin County), McKinney — Collin County Poor Farm
The Collin County Poor Farm was located in a valley slightly northwest of here. Originally, the Poor Farm was used to house and to care for the county's indigent residents. In later years, it housed county prisoners, who could work off their fines . . . Map (db m167979) HM
37Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 950 — Collin County Prison
Designed by F.E. Ruffini, architect of numerous public buildings in Texas in the late 19th century, this High Victorian Italianate structure served as the Collin County prison for 99 years. Completed in 1880, it was modified in 1938 with funds . . . Map (db m142823) HM
38Texas (Collin County), McKinney — Collin McKinney
Texas patriot and statesman One of committee of five that wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence, one of its fifty-nine signers, March 2, 1836. Served in House of Representatives, Republic of Texas. In recognition of his distinguished service . . . Map (db m171045) HM
39Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1121 — Crouch-Perkins House
A fine example of Queen Anne architecture, this home was built in 1887 for Joe H. and Clara Letson Crouch. It was sold in 1906 to F. Dudley Perkins and in 1920 was acquired by the Martin Moses Family. Prominent features of the rambling wood frame . . . Map (db m163403) HM
40Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 12898 — Davis House
Built between 1897 and 1908 for the family of Judge Harvey Louis "H.L." (1861-1956) and Emma (Umphrees) Davis (d. 1949), this Transitional style residence features Prairie-style influences with a Sullivanesque frieze and Classical detailing with . . . Map (db m167884) HM
41Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1178 — Davis House
John N. Davis, a traveling buggy salesman, and his wife Maggie (Hamilton) had this house built in 1902. Their seven children were born here, although only three lived to adulthood. After Maggie's death in 1908, her mother, Cornelia Allen Hamilton, . . . Map (db m167888) HM
42Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6167 — Dr. William Taylor Hoard House
Dr. William Taylor Hoard (1873-1945) moved to McKinney in 1898. A dentist and civic leader, he built this house in 1907. Exhibiting elements of the Prairie School, Colonial Revival, and American Foursquare styles of architecture, the home features . . . Map (db m163470) HM
43Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1297 — Dulaney House
Built in 1916 by Dallas banker John Field for his sister, Mrs. Joseph E. (Lucie) Dulaney, this home remained in the Dulaney family for over fifty years. Joseph Field Dulaney (1876-1968) inherited the home from his mother and lived here until his . . . Map (db m164657) HM
44Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 17707 — E.A. Newsome House
Edward A. Newsome, a financier, land owner and philanthropist, built this home in 1895 for his wife, Laura Fitzhugh, and their family. In 1966, the home was purchased by the Murphy family. The grand, two-and-a-half story Victorian home was the . . . Map (db m170543) HM
45Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1505 — Estes House
Kentucky native Ben T. Estes (1841-1920) came to Texas in 1856. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he returned to McKinney where he was engaged in the mercantile business. Estes had this home constructed for his family in . . . Map (db m170539) HM
46Texas (Collin County), McKinney — Fanny Finch Elementary School
Laura Frances (Fanny) Shipe (1866-1942) was born in Woodstock, Va., and educated in Texas. In 1890, after teaching at McKinney's Collegiate Institute, she married Henry A. Finch (d. 1934), later a Texas legislator and mayor of the city. The couple . . . Map (db m171050) HM
47Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1598 — First Baptist Church of McKinney at Drexel Street
This congregation was organized in April 1882 under the direction of the Rev. A.R. Griggs. Originally known as the Second Baptist Church, the fellowship conducted early worship services under a brush arbor. Land at this site was deeded to church . . . Map (db m171531) HM
48Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1659 — First Baptist Church of Murphy
In 1900, twelve years after the founding of Murphy, local resident Mrs. May Cockrell directed the formation of this congregation. Aware of the need for a Baptist church in the community, she hosted the organizational meeting in her home. Present . . . Map (db m164654) HM
49Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1713 — First Christian Church of McKinney
This congregation was formed on April 1, 1848, when about 20 persons gathered to worship at the home of Nancy and Joseph Bryson Wilmeth (1807-1892). After a picnic lunch, the group journeyed about two miles south of the Wilmeth cabin to the new . . . Map (db m171038) HM
50Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6155 — First Presbyterian Church of McKinney
This fellowship was the first congregation in Collin county affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in the United States, a denomination established during the Civil War. Chartered with eighteen members, it was organized by the Rev. W.K. Marshall . . . Map (db m171041) HM
51Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6156 — First United Methodist Church of McKinney
This congregation originated in 1851 as a mission of the Dallas Circuit. At first it met in the county courthouse, Masonic hall, or a union church building. In 1858, it became center of the McKinney Circuit; erected in 1876 a building of its own; . . . Map (db m163476) HM
52Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6158 — Fox-Caldwell House
This house was built in 1915 by George W. and Lula Fox. George Fox, the descendant of one of Collin County's pioneer families, was a local realtor and county official. Prominent local citizens Gibson and Goldie Caldwell purchased the house in . . . Map (db m170541) HM
53Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6177 — George McGarrah Cemetery
A member of the Peters Colony, George McGarrah (1804-1879) brought his family to this area in the 1840s. Prior to his arrival in Texas, McGarrah had lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he is credited with helping to build many of the historic . . . Map (db m167934) HM
54Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6214 — Governor James Webb Throckmorton(February 1, 1825 - April 21, 1894)
A doctor's son, James W. Throckmorton was born in Tennessee. He migrated with his parents to the Texas frontier in 1841 and settled near this site. At age 17, he became hunter and scout for his pioneer neighbors. He served in the Mexican War . . . Map (db m150245) HM
55Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6165 — Heard-Craig House
Designed by the noted architect J.E. Flanders of Dallas, this home was built in 1900 for Stephen D. Heard (1847-1926), a prominent merchant and business leader, and his wife, Lillie Snapp Heard. Their daughter, Kathryn (Mrs. Thomas) Craig, . . . Map (db m163469) HM
56Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6205 — J.D. Stiff Home
John David Stiff (1853-1909) and his wife Blanche (Duer) (1866-1950) built this residence in 1893, the same year the first of their two children was born. A merchant, stiff owned a dry goods business on the town square. His home features . . . Map (db m164678) HM
57Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6195 — James Calvin Rhea House
James Calvin Rhea (1837-1925) came to Texas from Tennessee in 1855. He and his brother, W.A. Rhea, built a gristmill in the Collin County community that became known as Rhea Mills. Built about 1890 by John W. Hamilton, this home features Eastlake . . . Map (db m167835) HM
58Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 16788 — James Waller Thomas House
This vernacular style house was built c. 1868 by James Waller Thomas, an early civic leader in Collin County, for his family of 13. Originally a one-room residence, the house has not been substantially modified since 1902. It reflects the modest . . . Map (db m170536) HM
59Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1548 — John Faires House
This home was constructed in 1854 by John Faires (1801-1878), who had come to McKinney from Tennessee three years earlier. Near his home he built a blacksmith shop, where he worked skillfully with metal and wood. The hand chiseled front door of . . . Map (db m164679) HM
60Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6176 — John Martin House
John M. Martin (b. 1859), a member of an early Collin county family, was a local architect and builder who erected this house for himself about 1880. The structure exhibits elements of the Queen Anne style, including asymmetrical massing, wall . . . Map (db m170535) HM
61Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6164 — John S. and Rachel W. Heard House
Arkansas native and Confederate soldier John Spenser Heard (1841-1933) joined his family here in McKinney about 1865. He married Rachel Wilson in 1884. Business success allowed the Heards to benefit numerous local causes and to build this home in . . . Map (db m170540) HM
62Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6171 — Kirkpatrick House
E.W. Kirkpatrick (1844-1924), a veteran of the Confederate Army and a prominent leader in business and civic organizations, purchased this property in the 1870s as a site for his prosperous plant nursery. This spacious Queen Anne style house and a . . . Map (db m171042) HM
63Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6200 — L. A. Scott Home
Square nails used on the first floor of this Queen Anne style residence suggest a construction date before the late 1880s. Originally a one-story structure, the second and third floors were added soon after 1900, when the home was purchased by . . . Map (db m167879) HM
64Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6216 — Law Office of James W. Throckmorton
Texas Governor (1866-1867). Front remodeled but interior unchanged. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966Map (db m171057) HM
65Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6178 — McKinney
Founded 1845 by Collin McKinney, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. In Civil War, Gen. J.W. Throckmorton (later a governor of Texas) organized McKinney's Co. K, 6th Texas Cavalry, an outstanding Confederate fighting unit. . . . Map (db m171543) HM
66Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6182 — McLarry Cemetery
This site was first used as a cemetery in 1851 when property owner John R. Jones buried his infant son here. The land was later donated as a public burial ground for the pioneer settlers of the surrounding Wilmeth settlement by Mary Virginia Dunn . . . Map (db m167941) HM
67Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 14724 — Old Settlers Park
Site of all Collin County Fairs and Ex-Confederate - Old Settlers picnics, this land first housed a fair in 1858. The fair was held each year, usually in autumn, except during the Civil War years. In 1883, the Ex-Confederate-Old Settlers Picnic . . . Map (db m164771) HM
68Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6191 — Pecan Grove Memorial Park
This park is situated on property granted by the Republic of Texas to Samuel McFarland in 1845, only four years after the first permanent settlement in this area was begun by a pioneer from Tennessee, Dr. William E. Throckmorton (1795-1843), and . . . Map (db m150247) HM
69Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6197 — Saint Mark Baptist Church
The congregation was organized in 1879 by two preachers, the Rev. Dick White and a Rev. Jones, who conducted prayer meetings in area homes. The first church services were held on the farm of Isaac Graves, northeast of McKinney. Originally known as . . . Map (db m170528) HM
70Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 15177 — Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church
Organized in McKinney in 1876, St. Peter’s Episcopal church was originally designated a mission by Bishop Alexander Garrett (1832-1924) of the diocese of Dallas. Because the church owned no property, members gathered in offices and private homes . . . Map (db m164691) HM
71Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6199 — Scott Cemetery
Established on the land of area pioneer James Preston Scott, this cemetery dates to the 1850s. The first person buried here was Scott's granddaughter, Mary C. Taylor (1852-1854), child of Scott's daughter Tabitha and her husband A.J. Taylor. Of . . . Map (db m167920) HM
72Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 555 — Site of Buckner
John (Jack) and Polly McGarrah and family came to this site from Tennessee in 1842. The third settler in present Collin County, McGarrah opened a trading post to barter for hides and furs. While in the act of building a family fort, he and his men . . . Map (db m162268) HM
73Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1465 — Site of Elm Saloon
The Elm Saloon opened about 1883 in a 2-story frame building at this site owned by T.O. Bower. According to an 1884 newspaper story gunfighter Frank James was arrested for his involvement in a fight in the Elm Saloon. By 1892 the saloon, named for . . . Map (db m150197) HM
74Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6188 — Site of Muse Academy
A native of Virginia, James S. Muse (1804-1878) prospered as a hemp grower in Missouri before coming to Texas with his wife Margaret Slaughter. He bought 320 acres and built this house in 1858-1859. In one wing which was later removed, he opened . . . Map (db m163500) HM
75Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6219 — Site of Wilmeth-McKinney Homestead
Joseph Brice (J.B.) Wilmeth (b. 1807) and Nancy Ferguson (b. 1807) were married in Tennessee in 1826. They settled here on 320 acres of virgin prairie in 1846. They began to farm their land and soon built a grand two-story family home at this . . . Map (db m171542) HM
76Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6206 — Stiff Chapel Cemetery
Jesse Stiff (1796-1871) came to Texas from Virginia in 1835 and settled on several thousand acres of land in this area. His brother, Louis, arrived in 1849, and a community known as Stiff Chapel developed around their homesteads. In 1847, Jesse's . . . Map (db m164767) HM
77Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6211 — Taylor House
Built in the 1860s, the structure originally stood across the street from the site. It was sold in 1868 to Armistead Joshua Taylor (1840-1888), a cabinet maker. He married Tabatha Jane Scott, daughter of Collin County pioneer Preston Scott. The . . . Map (db m164671) HM
78Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6209 — Texas American Bank/McKinney N. A.Formerly the Collin County National Bank
This financial institution was organized on March 13, 1883, by a number of McKinney's prominent citizens and businessmen. Among those financial pioneers were James W. Throckmorton, who had served as governor of Texas in 1866 and 1867; G.A. Foote, . . . Map (db m167859) HM
79Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 398 — The Beverly-Harris House
Warren Tully Beverly (1857-1903) was a native of Collin County, attending Spring Creek School and Plano Institute. He studied law in the office of Joseph W. Baines, grandfather of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Beverly served as county attorney and later . . . Map (db m167889) HM
80Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 1296 — The Dulaney Cottage
A surgeon in the Confederate Army, Dr. Joseph E. Dulaney (d. 1877) came to McKinney after the Civil War (1861-65) and married Lucy Ann Field (1844-1941), daughter of Collin County pioneers. In 1875 he built this Victorian home with its numerous . . . Map (db m164656) HM
81Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6168 — The Howell House
Occupied by four generations of the same family, this structure stands on property granted in 1845 to Edward Bradley (1787-1855), a member of the Peters Colony. His daughter Mary Ann (1820-1878) inherited the land. Her husband, merchant Daniel . . . Map (db m167895) HM
82Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6217 — Waddill-Morris Homesite
Kentucky native Judge R.L. Waddill (1811-1865) came to McKinney with his stepson, George Shackelford Morris, in 1853, five years after the town had been established as the Collin County seat. The two men bought large tracts of land in town, built . . . Map (db m163473) HM
83Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6172 — William B. Largent House
North Carolina-born William B. Largent (1840-1896) came to Collin county with his parents in 1854. He later prospered as a livestock trader and lumber merchant. In 1876 he hauled building materials overland from Jefferson to erect this Victorian . . . Map (db m170546) HM
84Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 6213 — William Clinton and Anna Belle Thompson House
William Clinton (Clint) Thompson, and his wife Anna Belle (Wofford), prominent local newspaper owners and civic leaders, built this house in 1894 on land purchased from Clint's father, noted McKinney developer Dr. Francis M. Thompson. The house is . . . Map (db m170538) HM
85Texas (Collin County), McKinney — 13194 — Williams Cemetery
Grafton Williams came to this area in 1843 with the Peters Colony and received a 640-acre land grant. He was active in the creation of Whites Grove Settlement here. After his wife Harriet's death in 1848, he donated land for use as a community . . . Map (db m167939) HM
86Texas (Collin County), Melissa — 6198 — St. Paul Baptist Church
One of Collin County's oldest black congregations, this church was organized in 1872 by the Rev. Jeff Shirley of Kentucky. Members worshiped beneath a brush arbor before constructing their first church building in 1885 on land purchased from T.E. . . . Map (db m171539) HM
87Texas (Collin County), Nevada — 15759 — Empire Masonic Lodge No. 586
In the mid- to late 1800s, settlers established the Empire community, which at one time had a school, post office, churches, stores and a cotton gin. On December 14, 1884, 25 master masons petitioned the Grand Lodge of Texas to form a masonic . . . Map (db m164658) HM
88Texas (Collin County), Plano — 1715 — First Christian Church of Plano
Kentucky natives William and Ruth Forman moved to Texas in 1846, and acquired land that included the future location of Plano. The Formans' daughter Letitia married George Barnett in 1853. The Barnetts bought land northwest of Plano along Spring . . . Map (db m131505) HM
89Texas (Collin County), Plano — 17669 — Mathews General Store
This was one of several brick buildings erected on Mechanic Street after an October 1895 fire. S. J. And Nancy Mathews came to Plano in 1893 and opened a store across the street before relocating here in 1906. Mathews Department Store sold dry . . . Map (db m149772) HM
90Texas (Collin County), Plano — 13666 — Plano High School and Gymnasium
The Plano Institute opened on this site in 1882 before a public school system existed in Plano. In 1891, city officials bought the school and took over operations. Later schools built here included one in 1924 which became the core of the current . . . Map (db m138457) HM
91Texas (Collin County), Plano — 6194 — Plano National Bank / I.O.O.F. Lodge Building
After a building they shared was destroyed by fire in 1895, the Plano National Bank (est. 1887) and the I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Lodge (est. 1870) erected this commercial building here in 1896. In 1936 the structure was redesigned by . . . Map (db m149947) HM
92Texas (Collin County), Plano — 6210 — Texas Electric Railway Station
Built in 1908 by the Texas Traction Company (Texas Electric Railway after a merger in 1917), this station served passengers and freight customers of the company's North Texas routes. The wood frame passenger depot and the attached brick . . . Map (db m94724) HM
93Texas (Collin County), Princeton — 6222 — Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp
Here in 1941, with the Hon. Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in attendance, a migratory labor camp was dedicated. With the coming of World War II later in the decade, however, Federal officials converted the site for use . . . Map (db m150147) HM
94Texas (Collin County), Princeton — 15216 — Verona Methodist Church
A group of families met in 1887 to establish the Verona Methodist Episcopal Church, south. The first pastor was L. L. Naugh. W. E. and Elizabeth St. Clair donated land in 1888 and a church building was erected. In 1911 a tornado destroyed the . . . Map (db m170526) HM
95Texas (Collin County), Prosper — 6218 — Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church
Organized in 1846 by the Rev. J.N. Vance, this fellowship was first called Union Congregation. In 1858 the name was changed to Walnut Grove. The first church building on this property, donated by D.M. Crutchfield, was erected in 1869. Camp . . . Map (db m167918) HM
96Texas (Collin County), Richardson — 6738 — Hill-Robberson House
Early Richardson settler A. H. Hill built this home about 1887 at 206 Sherman Street, on what had been railroad property. In 1902 it was purchased by Margaret A. Robberson for her daughter Virginia Bell Robberson (1870-1940). Known as "Miss Belle", . . . Map (db m149090) HM
97Texas (Collin County), Westminister — 1464 — Elm Grove Cemetery
Members of the pioneer Roland family, natives of Alabama, settled here in the 1830s. Land at this site was part of a Republic of Texas land grant awarded to family members in recognition of the military service of John Roland, who was killed . . . Map (db m146924) HM
98Texas (Collin County), Wylie — 18600 — Brown Cottage
One of the oldest homes of Wylie, the 1889 Brown Cottage was the first home in Wylie of businessman William Thomas Brown and Martha (Maggie) J. (Housewright) Brown. The Browns moved to Wylie shortly after its establishment in 1886 to help build . . . Map (db m164629) HM
99Texas (Collin County), Wylie — 6204 — Charles C. Stibbens(May 14, 1810-March 31, 1879)
A native of Maryland, Charles C. Stibbens came to Texas about 1835. He served in the Army during the Texas Revolution, participating in the Battle of San Jacinto. He settled in Anderson County soon after the war and worked as a farmer and . . . Map (db m164632) HM
100Texas (Collin County), Wylie — 12880 — First Baptist Church of Wylie
This congregation has its origins in the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Nickleville, which met in private homes prior to 1870. After the town became a part of the new community of Wylie about 1887, the church became known as the Missionary . . . Map (db m164665) HM

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