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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Provides Maintenance, Repair & Replacement services for Plumbing & HVAC in Princeton, 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 Princeton, TX
Boundaries and History Of Princeton, TX
Boundaries of Princeton, TX:
Princeton is 7 miles east of McKinney, in east central Collin County.
Princeton’s boundaries are too irregular to clearly be described with words. The north-most point in Princeton is Route 408. The west-most point is Florence Drive (1/2 mile west of) Kate Lane. The east-most point are the peninsulas which have U.S. Route 80 passing over Lavon Lake, on the far north side of the lake. The peninsulas extend east to the intersection of U.S. Rout 80 and Route 559. The south-most point is Myrick Lane (1/4 mile west of) S. 2nd Street.
History of Princeton, TX
In the late 1870s, T. B. Wilson, and his brother George, began farming near the site of the future Princeton. In 1881, the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad Company passed through land owned by the brothers. The name Wilson’s Switch was commonly used to designate the area at that time.
When residents applied for a post office branch, they learned the name Wilson was already used. The community submitted the name Princeton, in honor of Prince Dowlin (a landowner and promoter of the town). The Post Office accepted the name and a post office was established in 1888.
Located in the rich agricultural region of the Blackland Prairie, Princeton quickly became a retail and commercial center for area farmers. In addition to providing mills and grain elevators for wheat, corn, onions, and sorghums, the town also housed a lumber factory that became the state’s largest producer of bois d’arc lumber.
By the mid-1920s, Princeton provided electricity, water, natural gas, and paved roads for its500 residents. It had more than 25 businesses, including a bank and a weekly newspaper. During World War II, Princeton was one of 120 Texas towns to house a camp for prisoners of war.
The city employed the prisoners to make improvements, including enlarging the public park. Following the war the town’s population remained 564 until 1953 with the completion of nearby Lake Lavon. The proximity of the lake helped raise the population to 1,100 by 1972.
The growth of the Dallas metropolitan area, and the emergence of Plano, TX as the business center for Collin County, caused the population of Princeton to increase to 3,408 by 1982. By 1988 more than 30 businesses were located in the town, which was surrounded by horse and cattle ranches and productive farms. Princeton is also known as an onion-growing center. In 1990, the population was 2,321. In 2000, it was 3,477. In 2010, Princeton’s population had increased to 6,862.
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, David Minor, “Princeton, TX (Collin County),” accessed February 15, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgp14