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Collin County, Texas

75023, 75024, 75025, 75026, 75074, 75075, 75086, 75093, 75094

All-America City Award in 1994

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Plano is approximately 238,091 (2002), 259841 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 47,370 (1990), 99131 (2010).
The amount of land area in Plano is 171.578 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Plano is 71.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.161 sq kilometers.
The distance from Plano to Washington DC is 1219 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 198 miles. (as the crow flies)
Plano is positioned 33.04 degrees north of the equator and 96.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Plano elevation is 674 feet above sea level.
Plano median income is $ 78,722 (2000).
The Plano median home price is $ 162,300 (2000).
Plano average annual precipitation is 39.2 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 43.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 63.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 65.8 degrees F.


about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. Other nearby communities include Richardson, Allen, Frisco, Parker, Addison, The Colony, Murphy and Hebron.
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History & History Related Items

Historical information about Plano - including a history of Plano and an historical walking tour for you to take on-line
One of the founders, Dr.Dye, wanted a proper name for their community now that they were more established. He requested the name of Fillmore, honoring the President of the United States. The name of Foreman was suggested for one of the other founders, but William Foreman said no. Dr. Dye then put forth the name of Plano. He believed the name in Spanish meant "plain" - describing the area. This name was accepted and Plano was officially a town. It was incorporated in June of 1873.

A complete history of Plano, Texas can be found in a book entitled, "Plano, Texas: The Early Years." All of the Plano libraries (Harrington, Haggard, Davis, and Schimelpfenig) have several copies of this book. Copies can also be purchased at the Heritage Farmstead Museum.

Most of the City of Plano was destroyed by fire nearly one hundred years ago, so few of the original buildings of the city still exist. However, several homes of pioneering families (Carpenter, Wyatt, etc.) were rebuilt after the fire and still exist in downtown Plano near 15thStreet (Norman F. Whitsitt Parkway/FM 544) and Avenue K (State Highway 5).

The City also runs the Interurban Museum complete with a real Interurban train car downtown. The Interurban once connected the cities of Sherman, McKinney, Allen, Plano, Richardson, and Dallas. This museum, along with other historical sites, are located in Haggard Park.

Outside of downtown, visitors should go to the Heritage Farmstead Museum at 15th Street (Norman F. Whitsitt Parkway) & Custer Road (FM 2478), a working historical farm and museum of the city's early history. Of the large farming families' homesteads, only the Wells Homestead exists. It has been restored and is at Coit Road and Spring Creek Parkway. The old Haggard, Daffron, and Rasor homesteads have been destroyed.

Also of note is Rowlett Creek Cemetery at Custer Road and SH 121. Lucy Rasor and several other civic leaders reorganized this cemetery to ensure its preservation. It includes the graves of several historic families including Harringtons, Rasors, etc.

Try this good history page for Plano.
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The settling of Plano


The incorporation of Plano

June, 1873


City of Plano, Texas

Learn more about Plano at

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, Texas 75069
About 5 miles from Plano
Phone 972-562-5566

Southfork Ranch
Well-known as the location for the "Dallas" television series. Not this ranch is open for tours as well as for special events.

Art Centre of Plano
1039 East 15th Street
Plano, Texas 75074
Phone 972-423-7809
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Plano City Government

Plano Government page
Email for the Mayor:

Plano has a Council-Manager form of government


Collin County Website

Plano Chamber

Plano Chamber of Commerce
1200 E. 15th Street
Plano, Tx 75074
Phone (972) 424-7547
Fax (972) 422-5182

Plano Organizations

Plano Chamber of Commerce
1200 E. 15th Street
Plano, Tx 75074
Phone (972) 424-7547
Fax (972) 422-5182

Plano Libraries

Plano Public Library

Haggard Library
2501 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75075-3712
Phone: 972-964-4250

Harrington Library
1501 18th St
Plano, TX 75074-6001
Phone: 972-461-7175

Schimelpfenig Library
5024 Custer Rd
Plano, TX 75023-5113
Phone: 972-964-4200

Plano Schools

Plano Independent School District
2700 W. 15th Street
Plano TX 75075
Phone (972) 519-8100
Fax (972) 519-8096
email: Plano


The population of Plano was:
1997 - 192,400
2000 - 222,030
2002 - 238,091

The median age in Plano is 34.1 years (2000) and the median family size is 2.89 persons.

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