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Weston Texas, a History
Weston is one of the oldest towns in Collin County. The rich soils of the Blackland Prairies and the fresh water provided by Honey Creek and the East Fork of the Trinity River brought settlers to the area in the early 1840s.
It's about 1207 miles from Weston to Washington D.C. and about 218 miles to the Texas state capital as the crow flies. Weston is positioned 33.32 degrees north of the equator and 96.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
To find Weston, simply locate the intersection of Farm roads 543 and 455, eleven miles northwest of McKinney. Larkin Adamson, who arrived in 1850, built the first store and is credited with naming the community after his hometown of Weston, Missouri.
During the 1850s and 1860s Weston was a stop on a stage line from Sherman to Dallas. In 1854 a post office was established. Weston was incorporated in 1887. William Denny was its first mayor. By 1890 the town had five general stores, a cotton gin, a gristmill, a confectioner, a shoemaker, a harness maker, three grocers, a druggist, a blacksmith, two churches, and a school. Whew! The population was estimated at 150.
By 1896 the population had risen to 400. Weston was one of the first towns in Texas to have rural free mail delivery, begun on March 15, 1900. The 1900 census reported the population of Weston as 316. It remained steady until 1968, when it was estimated at 216. In 1978 it was 209, and in 1980 it was 405. In 1990, 362 people lived in Weston. The population reached 635 in 2000.
Weston is served by the school districts of Celina ISD, and McKinney ISD.
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