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A little about McKinney

Located just 30 minutes north of Dallas and steeped in smalltown charm, McKinney is a world away from the big-city bustle. From our historic downtown district with upscale boutiques and galleries to pristine natural settings and lots of outdoor recreation, McKinney is rich in tradition with new reasons to visit every year. The city has a vivid and diverse spirit developed from the history that shaped it. McKinney was named for Collin McKinney, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Established in 1848, the city has grown from a cotton town to a vibrant modern city. Despite its growth, McKinney has retained its charming qualities and sense of community, a special heritage we can attribute to the pioneer spirit of the city’s earliest settlers.

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The history of McKinney

The area we now call Collin County was originally settled by pioneers offered free land by colonizers like William S. Peters and associates. Colonizers were hired by the state of Texas to introduce settlers into this area, which was at first was called Peter’s Colony. The offer typically included up to 640 acres of land, a gun and help building a cabin. The Peter’s Colony settlers came in 1841. Settlers arrived in wagons pulled by oxen or horses and braved the threats of weather, wild animals and native Indians for the promise of free land and a better life. They found that life here in the fertile land was rich but hard. Some left, abandoning their claims, but many stayed on and still more came, establishing farms, communities and commerce. Over the next 50 years, cotton became a major source of revenue in Collin County. In 1860, the yield was 16 bales, and in 1870 it was 4,371 bales. In 1870, there was one cotton gin in McKinney, but by 1876, there were four.

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Address:
400 W Virginia St
McKinney, Texas
75069

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Businesses in McKinney, Texas

Here is a collection of downtown McKinney, Texas businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

The McKinney Art Studio

Art

Creativity begins Downtown!

 

My Diamond Shoppe

Jewelry

Custom Jewelry and Gold Buyer

 

The Southern Chic Retreat

Lodging

The Southern Chic Retreat

 

Oak Hollow Golf Course

Museums / Attractions

Par-70 Championship design by Maury Miller

 

Harvest Seasonal Kitchen

Restaurants

Organic Local Cuisine

 

Hugs Cafe

Restaurants

Have you had your Hugs today?

 

Nom Noms Mexican Grill & Chill

Restaurants

Mexican grill with 50 flavors of homemade ice cream

 

Snug on the Square

Restaurants

Coffeehouse & Cafe, located in historic downtown McKinney

 

Andrea B Photography

Services

photography studio

 

ANIMAL CARE CENTER at STONEBRIDGE RANCH

Services

ANIMAL CARE CENTER at STONEBRIDGE RANCH

 

Azure Photography

Services

Azure Photography

 

Cheri Barber Real Estate Professional Keller Williams

Services

Here to serve your real estate needs

 

Chicago Title-Willingham/Malolo PLLC

Services

Best Title Company in McKinney

 

Clennie Hawthorne, Realtor

Services

Top Real Estate Agent in McKinney

 

Diamond Nails

Services

Best Nail Salon in McKinney

 

Fidelity National Title

Services

Fidelity Title

 

Gail Hillman, Waterstone Mortgage-NMLS #312734

Services

Real Estate Financial Service

 

LifeStyle Salon

Services

LifeStyle Salon

 

McKinney Tees and Sports Apparel

Services

Custom printed sports apparel and t-shirts

 

Nelson & Associates McKinney Family Dentistry

Services

McKinney Dentist, dentures, implants, cosmetic, bleaching, crowns

 

The Malolo Law Firm

Services

Attorney at Law

 

Tiger Rock Martial Arts of McKinney

Services

The best martial arts and taekwondo academy in the community

 

Cotton Hearts

Shopping

A quaint boutique featuring he best in laid-back boho styles

 

Cynthia Elliot Boutique

Shopping

High Fashion Ladies Designer Apparel/Accessories

 

Dumpster Diva

Shopping

I love to turn trash into treasure!

 

Flour Mill Emporium

Shopping

Discounted home decor, antiques and more!

 

Goodies Texas

Shopping

Handcrafted chocolates, candies and gifts

 

Groovy Coop

Shopping

Eclectic goods from yesterday and today

 

Guitar Sanctuary

Shopping

Passionate about all things guitar

 

PETALS & VINE DESIGN

Shopping

PETALS & VINE DESIGN

 

Pumps

Shopping

High Octane Fashion for your Feet

 

Sharla's

Shopping

We specialize in unique gifts and quality skin care products.

 

The Cake Stand

Shopping

When you want it to be special

 

Queens Winery

Winery / Brewery

Say it with Wine

 

Tupps Brewery

Winery / Brewery

Perfect Blend of Art and Science