Welcome to Frisco, Texas
Frisco, Texas is one of
the most vibrant and fastest growing cities in North Texas. With the population
almost tripling from 33,714 in 2000 to over 97,000 today, Frisco is doing
something right. It is not your typical Dallas suburb, but a city with a lot to
offer to both residents and visitors. No matter what your interest, chances are
Frisco has something for you!
Brief History of Frisco, Texas
When the Dallas area was being settled by European immigrants, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the old Shawnee Trail. This trail was also used for cattle drives north from Austin. This trail later became the Preston Trail, and later, Preston Road. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail and granted a U.S. post office in 1860.
In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, and periodic watering holes were needed along the rails for the steam engines. The current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was thus too high in elevation, so the watering hole was placed about four miles to the west on lower ground.
A community grew around this train stop. Residents of Lebanon actually moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was originally named Emerson, but that name was rejected by the U.S. Postal Service as being too similar to another town in Texas.
In 1904, the residents chose Frisco City in honor of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway on which the town was founded, later shortened to its present name.
Frisco Texas Schools
Many families choose Frisco because of the exceptional reputation of the Frisco Independent School District. FISD experienced a 22.9% increase in enrollment as of January 2006. McKinney ISD and Prosper ISD also serve students living in Frisco.
Collin County Community College, Amberton University and Dallas Baptist University are located in Frisco and offer higher education classes.
The Music Conservatory of Texas is not technically a school, but definitely worth mentioning. The MCOT strives to deliver exceptional music education to adults and children.