“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Collin County Texas Historical Markers

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By Mark Reynolds, June 14, 2011
Allen Cemetery
Texas (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
Texas (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
Texas (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
Texas (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
Texas (Collin County), Carrollton — 17371 — Carrollton Black Cemetery
Carrollton’s early African-Americans, many of whom were former slaves, helped settle and build the community. By 1871, this portion of forty acres belonging to Scott Boswell, Sr., an African-American farmer, was a community cemetery. In 1915, C.B. . . . — Map (db m81646) HM
Texas (Collin County), Carrollton — Carrollton Black CemeteryCarrollton Historic Site
This cemetery was established in the late 1800's by Scott Boswell, an early African-American farmer. Later owners respected the site and burials continued through the years, the last of which is believed to have been Collins, in 1960. Flooding by . . . — Map (db m81821) HM
Texas (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
Texas (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
Texas (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

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