Parris, Texas

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Parris, Texas
Parris, Texas is located in Texas
Parris, Texas
Parris, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 33°15′10″N 96°36′21″W / 33.25278°N 96.60583°W / 33.25278; -96.60583Coordinates: 33°15′10″N 96°36′21″W / 33.25278°N 96.60583°W / 33.25278; -96.60583
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesCollin
Elevation
551 ft (168 m)
Time zoneUTC-6
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75454
Area code(s)214, 469, 972
GNIS feature ID2034654[1]

Parris, Texas is a community that once existed just south of Melissa in central Collin County near the banks of the East Fork[2] of the Trinity River.

History[edit]

In 1859 Thaddeus Parris, a Mexican–American War veteran for whom the community was named built an ox-turned Gristmill[3] at this location. This attracted settlers of the area during the next decade and until sometime in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century Parris remained a community center for area farmers.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Collin County Genealogical & Historical Records, Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 47–50, Estate of Thaddeus Parris [1]
  • Collin County Genealogical & Historical Records, Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 51–82, Estate of Thaddeus Parris [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "East Fork Trinity Watershed". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Milling". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Parris, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved March 17, 2013.

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