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About Weston Texas
Location
Weston, Texas is located in Northern Collin County at the intersection of FM 543 and FM 455, approximately 13 miles northwest of McKinney, Texas and 8 miles east of Celina, Texas.
History
Settlers arriving in the area in the early 1840’s make Weston one of the oldest towns in Collin County, Texas. William Culwell settled one-fourth mile south of present-day Weston in 1842. The city’s logo, a broken wagon wheel on a settler's wagon, was chosen based on the story, whether fact or folklore, that a broken wheel led to the community’s beginnings. Weston was named by Larkin Adamson after his hometown of Weston, Missouri. Adamson, who settled here in 1850, built Weston’s first store and was named its first postmaster in 1854. Weston was one of the first of five cities in Texas to have rural free delivery beginning March 15, 1900.

In 1880 the town had two churches, a school, five general stores, three grocery stores and two gin mills. A stage coach made daily runs to Van Alstyne. Weston was first incorporated in 1887 with William Denny as its first mayor.

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 Austin, 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, thirteen 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.
Through Time
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. The population was estimated at 150.

By 1896 the population had risen to 400. Weston was one of the first of five 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. The population decline since 2000 resulted from voluntary and involuntary disannexations.
Population Statistics
581 (in 2012)
125 people / sq. mi.
Median age – 49.0 yrs.
Males – 50.8%
Females – 49.2%
Ethnicity
White – 85.4%
Hispanic – 11.4%
Two or more races – 2.0%
Black - 0.9%
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander – 0.2%
Other – 0.2%
Home Value & Income
Median House Value - $200,970 (in 2011)
Median Income - $68, 317 (in 2011)
Elevation
748’
Land Size
4.6 sq. mi.

CITY COUNCIL VISION STATEMENT
Our vision is to prepare for and to embrace the future while sustaining 
and preserving the identity and heritage which makes Weston unique.

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