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McKINNEY, TEXAS

Collin County Seat, Central Texas North

33 11' 50" N, 96 38' 23" W (33.197222, -96.639722)
US 75
32 miles NE of Dallas
Population: 191,645 Est. 2018
131,117 (2010) 54,369 (2000) 21,283 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Historical Marker:

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.
Manufacturing, trade and hospital center.

1963

McKinney Landmarks / Attractions

  • Collin County Courthouse

  • Collin County Courthouse:
    Architecture The Embodiment of Human Endeavor


  • Restored Collin County Courthouse - McKinney Performing Arts Center
  • McKinney's Post Office Mural
    & The North Texas History Center
  • The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney
  • McKinney Vintage Postcards

  • Collin County Prison
  • Mckinney, Texas Nearby Recreation
  • Lake Lavon - a 21,000-acre reservoir, with 4 parks

  • Lake Texoma - 11,000-acre reservoir, includes 18 miles of the Navidad River and 125 miles of shoreline

  • Wilson Creek Park (Towne Lake Recreation Area), east of US 75

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  • Ritz Theater downtown McKinney




    The Ritz Theater in Downtown McKinney

    TE Photo2001
    Legends

  • Jesse James in Texas by Bob Bowman
    In 1863, during the Civil War, William Clark Quantrill led his guerillas from Missouri to winter quarters in north East Texas. Among the men who rode with him were Jesse and Frank James...

    The James boys also stayed in McKinney.. and circulated freely among the townspeople. They were looked upon not as outlaws, but as Confederate heroes. One incident in McKinney helped endeared the James boys with local people. When the federal government sent its agents to buy mules from East Texas, farmers who had to sell their mules to feed their families. Some 400 mules were bought and penned in McKinney. One night, the James boys took down the fence and freed all 400 of the mules. Many of them wandered home to their previous owners... more

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    McKinney, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Collin County Towns
    Dallas
    Fort Worth

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    116 North Tennessee St. #203,
    McKinney TX 75069 (888) 583-6270
    www.yourcriminaldefenseattorney.com
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    1201 S McDonald St, McKinney, TX 75069 (972) 529-0911
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