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Honey Grove
Fannin County, Texas


"The Sweetest Town in Texas"

Page Contents for Honey Grove, Texas

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Honey Grove is approximately 1,750 (1995), 1668 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 844 (1990), 679 (2010).
The amount of land area in Honey Grove is 5.915 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
The distance from Honey Grove to Washington DC is 1161 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 251 miles. (as the crow flies)
Honey Grove is positioned 33.58 degrees north of the equator and 95.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 33 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 94 degrees F.


90 miles from Dallas
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History & History Related Items

As the story is told, Honey Grove was named by Davy Crockett in 1836. On his way to San Antonio, he camped in a grove of trees on the bank of Honey Grove Creek. In a letter he wrote home, he told of the ideal spot he camped, the "honey grove." The hollow trees of the grove had much honey in them.

The first settler, Samuel Erwin, came in 1842. Coincidentally, he was a friend of Davy Crockett.

Honey Grove prospered until around 1900 when the "boll weevil" appeared and ruined the cotton in the area. From that time, the population began to decrease

History Articles about Honey Grove.
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The incorporation of Honey Grove



historical markers in the area.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Eighth & Market
Honey Grove, TX 75446
the oldest church building in Honey Grove and also one of the oldest in North Texas. Restored in 1963, the church is not used for regular church services, but weddings and special events may be scheduled for the building.
call 903-378-2207 or e-mail to

Attractions in the area.
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Economy & Industry

mainly agriculture
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Honey Grove Chamber

Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 92
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Phone 903-378-7211

Honey Grove Community Events

October each year on the second saturday
2000, October 7
Davy Crockett Day
Place: Honey Grove Town Square
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce
Festival honoring the man that legend says gave HoneyGrove its name.
Arts & crafts, food booths, contests, music, carriage rides.
For booth rentals, call 903-378-7211

Honey Grove Organizations

Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 92
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Phone 903-378-7211

Honey Grove Libraries

Bertha Voyer Memorial Library
P.O. Box 47
500 N. Sixth Street
Honey Grove, TX 75446
hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10-12 & 1-5; Thursday: 1-7; Friday: 1-5; Saturday: 10-2
librarian: Mary Fowler (2000)
library information:

Honey Grove Schools

Honey Grove I.S.D.
400 South 6th St.
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Phone: 903-378-2264 Honey Grove


At one time, Honey Grove had as many as 4,000 residents.
The population of Honey Grove was:
1990 - 1,681
1995 - 1,750

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