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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Provides Maintenance, Repair & Replacement services for Plumbing & HVAC in Farmersville, TX.
Since 1989, Al’s has served southern Denton & Collin counties, northern Dallas County & northeast Tarrant County with up to a 12 Truck Service Fleet to serve you promptly.
This Is What You Get With Al’s:
- As a company, Al’s has a Texas Plumbing License, PLUS
- We employ only Texas Licensed Plumbers. The Plumber coming into your home also has a Texas Plumber License.
- We pull all Plumbing and HVAC Permits required by your City. You can check your City’s website to know when a Plumbing or HVAC Permit is required.
- We employ NATE Certified HVAC Technicians (Details on NATE below. Texas doesn’t have HVAC Licenses).
- We install Brand-Specific Repair Parts versus “one size fits all”.
- Our Service Staff has over 110 years experience.
Al’s Offers 24 / 7 Emergency Service for both Plumbing & HVAC Systems in Farmersville, TX
Borders and History of Farmersville, TX
Borders of Farmersville, TX
Farmersville, TX is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 380 and State Highway 78 in east Collin County, TX.
Farmersville’s boundaries are too jagged and complicated to describe here.
The north-most point in the town is a residential community with Willow Lane as its primary street.
The south-most point is a little northeast of the intersection of Old Josephine Road and Rt. 648 — 1.5 miles south of the southern-most edge of South Lake.
The west-most point is southeast of the intersection of Rt 557 and US 380. Additionally, the west boundary includes US 380, roughly .25 mile west of the eastern shoreline of Lavon Lake.
The east-most point is an area extending north of US 380, between Rt 687 (to the west) + extending along US 80 to Rt 698 (to the east). This area includes Gerdeau Ameristeel and Advanced Fixtures, Inc.
History of Farmersville, TX
Farmersville, TX was founded about 1849 by settlers who named the community after their principal occupation. An earlier settlement, known as Sugar Hill, was started in 1845 by the John Yeary family. It was 2 miles northeast of the site of present-day Farmersville, and was abandoned when its residents moved to Farmersville in 1854.
The post office was established in 1857, with Thomas E. Sherwood as its first postmaster. William Gotcher donated the site of the present town square in 1859, and John S. Rike became the first mayor when the town was incorporated in 1873.
The Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church was organized in 1855, the First Methodist Church in 1856, and the First Baptist Church in 1865. There were private schools in Farmersville as early as the 1860s. The public school system was established around 1890, and in 1988 the Farmersville Independent School District had over 900 students on 3 campuses.
Both the First National Bank at Farmersville and the Farmersville Times, a weekly newspaper, were founded in 1885. Both were still in operation in 1988, when First Bank was the oldest independent bank remaining in Collin County, and one of the oldest in the state.
Farmersville began as a trading center for farmers who were rapidly settling the area. In the early days, the settlement was a major railroad shipping point for cattle and bois d’arc posts. In later years cotton, corn, and maize became major crops, along with onions and cantaloupes. A number of dairies were established. In the late 1980s most agricultural production was in wheat, maize, and beef cattle. Many residents commuted to jobs in neighboring cities.
Beginning in 1935 an Onion Festival was held each year in Farmersville until it was suspended during World War II. In the fall of 1980 marked the beginning of annual celebration of an Old Time Saturday, a day that commemorates the pre-television days when “the country went to town” every Saturday all over Texas.
Audie Murphy * was born near Kingston, not far from Farmersville. He lived and worked in Farmersville for a time before his entry into the United States Army and used his sister’s address in Farmersville while he was overseas.
Farmersville is a charter member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District and owner of its own electrical system. In 1988 the community of 2,900, although growing steadily as a part of rapidly expanding Collin County, still retained much of its rural flavor. In 1990 the population was 2,640; in 2000 it was 3,118; and in 2010 it was 3,317.
* MURPHY, AUDIE LEON (1924–1971). Audie Leon Murphy, a war hero, Hollywood actor, and songwriter, was born near Kingston, Texas, on June 20, 1924. At the time of his death Murphy was the most decorated combat soldier of World War II.
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Edward E. Stuart, “Farmersville, TX,” accessed February 22, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjf01