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About Weston Texas
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.
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Settlers arriving in the area in the early 1840’s, brought here by the rich soils of the Blackland Prairies and the fresh water provided by Honey Creek and the East Fork of the Trinity River, makes 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 (1806-1872) after his hometown of Weston, Missouri.  Adamson, who settled here in 1850, built Weston’s first store and was named its first postmaster January 16, 1854.  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 one of the first of five cities in Texas to have rural free delivery beginning February 15, 1900.
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.
Through Time
During the 1850s and 1860s Weston was a stop on a stage line from Sherman to Dallas.

On January 25, 1855, twenty-two acres & 35 poles were donated by Richard M & Catherine Mugg, John & Margaret Choat, and William & Barbery Culwell to the town of Weston with 8 lots reserved for their own personal use.

On February 26, 1857, the Town of Weston was officially located.  Alexander T Robertson, John G Douglas, and Leonidas Wilson, were the Trustees for the town.

On June 2, 1873, Texas Governor Edmund J. Davis signed House Bill 901, incorporating the towns of Farmersville, Plano, and Weston.  William Denny was Weston’s 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.  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.


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Notable Westonites

Brigadier General Carl Rogers Darnall (December 25, 1867, Weston, Texas, USA - January 18, 1941, Washington, D.C., USA) was a United States Army chemist and surgeon credited with originating the technique of liquid chlorination of drinking water.  Chlorination has been an exceedingly important innovation in public health, saving innumerable lives.    Read more about BG Darnall here.

Population Statistics
1050 (in 2023)
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)
Land Size
4.6 sq. mi.

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