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- Our Service Staff has over 110 years experience.
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Borders & History of Plano, TX
Borders of Plano, TX:
Plano, TX is located 20 miles northeast of downtown Dallas.
North boundary (west to east) is the Sam Rayburn Tollway to Custer Road. From there, the boundary continues east on Hedgcoxe Road to Rowlett Creek. The boundary follows the creek to Greenville Avenue. From there, along Chaparral Road to the northeast corner of the City.
West Boundary: is jagged, and is entirely west of the Dallas North Tollway. It extends as far west as Indian Creek, with the exception of an inset both north & south of Windhaven Parkway — which belongs to The Colony, TX.
Eastern Border (north to south) is Cottonwood Creek, then to a short strip of Parker Road. Then it wraps around the Cottonwood Creek residential neighborhood. From there, it runs nearly directly south to (along) the north & eastern boundaries of The Club At Las Rios (a golfcourse). Then, it extends briefly to Murphy road.
South Border (west to east) follows The George Bush Tollway to Shiloh Road. Then nearly directly east to Murphy Road.
History of Plano, TX
Though Indians killed Plano’s early settlers, McBain Jameson and Jeremiah Muncey in 1844, settlers from the Peters Colony moved into the area the following year without resistance. Plano developed on the headrights (a legal grant of land to settlers) of Joseph Clepper and colonist Sanford Beck.
Kentucky farmer William Forman and his family moved to Texas in around 1840, Forman purchased Beck’s survey in 1851. He then built a general store and several enterprises that formed a focal point for the sparsely settled community. Forman also opened a post office in his home.
When the town established an official post office in 1852, it considered the possible names Forman and Fillmore (for President Millard Fillmore). Postal authorities approved Plano, which is Spanish for “flat,” as suggested by Dr. Henry Dye (because he understood it to mean “plain”). Plano was platted and incorporated in 1873, and elected a mayor and board of aldermen that year.
The public school system was organized in 1891 when the public school system took over 2 private schools, The Plano Institute, (opened in 1882) under the direction of W. F. Mister, and the Plano Academy, under Matthew C. Portman. In 1874, Plano’s first newspaper, the Plano News was first published. Early Plano industries included plumbing and stove plants, a garment factory, and an electric-wire factory.
In 1872, the Houston and Texas Central Railway connected Plano to nearby Dallas. The Shawnee Trail (which crossed western Collin County) served as a another conduit for income into the area (cattle). Additional new markets opened by 1888, when the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company intersected with the Houston and Texas Central. At that point, Plano became a retail outlet for productive blackland-prairie farmers. In 1908 Plano became a stop on the electric Texas Interurban Railroad.
By 1890 the town had a population of 1,200, 2 railroads, 6 churches, 2 cotton gins, 3 schools, and 2 newspapers. In 1900, the population was 1,304. By 1960, it had reached only 3,695, and remained a farming community. During the 1970s, A dramatic population increase, caused by the growth of Dallas and migration to the Sun Belt led to major public-improvement projects. In 1970 the population was 17,872. In 1975, it around 36,000.
By 1980, Plano’s population was around 72,000, with more than half of its residents moving into Texas. By the mid-1980s Plano overtook McKinney as the commercial, financial, and educational center for Collin County with an estimated 1,000 businesses. Plano became the corporate home for: the Frito-Lay Corporation; a satellite communications’ system; and computer manufacturers. By 1990 it was a city of 72 square miles with a population of 128,713.
The Farrel-Wilson Farmstead Museum (Heritage Museum), which occupies a former sheep ranch, now provides the only evidence that Plano was once a small rural farming community. Like other Collin County cities, Plano traditionally voted Democratic. But, as the number of farmers and native Texans declined, Republican voters increased. By the middle 1980s Texas Republicans could rely on Plano to support both state and national party tickets.
Three colleges have made Plano their home: the University of Texas, (formerly the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest) which is now in Richardson, the University of Plano (no longer in existence) plus a branch of the Collin County Junior College system. In the early 198s, Plano was home to the Dallas Americans, a professional soccer team. The city has one daily newspaper, the Plano Daily Star Courier, and one radio station. In 2000 Plano had 7,726 businesses and 222,030 residents. By 2010, the population had grown to just over 261,000.
Source: Handbook of Texas Online, Shirley Schell and Frances B. Wells, “Plano, TX,” accessed February 06, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HDP04