|Elevation||551 ft (168 m)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||214, 469, 972|
|GNIS feature ID||2034654|
In 1859 Thaddeus Parris, a Mexican–American War veteran for whom the community was named built an ox-turned Gristmill 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.
- Collin County Genealogical & Historical Records, Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 47–50, Estate of Thaddeus Parris 
- Collin County Genealogical & Historical Records, Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 51–82, Estate of Thaddeus Parris 
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "East Fork Trinity Watershed". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- "Milling". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
- "Parris, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved March 17, 2013.