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McKinney Travel Guide: 123 reviews and 205 photos

McKinney is in Collin County, just 20 miles north of Dallas. The first settlers to this area came from Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas in and around 1841. At that time the county was named Buckner but was later changed to honour Collin McKinney (from which the city was also named after) who served as a guide for those arriving and settling in the area. He was also significant in being one of the people who were asked to write a declaration of separation from Mexico which later was known as the Declaration of Independence.

During 1866 Jessie and Frank James along with their gang, were regular visitors to McKinney where they had a cousin (Tuck Hill) living.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. keeweechic 2001-2007 (copyright)

  • Last visit to McKinney: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2005 at 1:50 PM

    What a lovely and historical place this seems. The Prison bar and grill sounds interesting but seems you cant get a 'light snack' there anymore - lol

  • btex's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 8:48 AM

    the british baker and prison bar and grill are no longer in business. no more chewy sauage rolls :(

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2004 at 8:31 AM

    Like those antiques in that Mall Kay dear!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2003 at 6:27 PM

    Super stuff keewee.... love that Tartan ? B & B.. And all the other historical homes. The shopping sounds fantastic... Lets go!!! ;-)

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2003 at 9:34 AM

    Such an interesting presentation on McKinney! Perfect sample of revitalizing old town Americana!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2003 at 11:40 AM

    FANTASTIC page: very, very usuful tips and amazing pictures!. Wonderful old houses there! A place to visit - hopefully I go there, maybe even soon!

  • dave_21's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2003 at 2:06 AM

    Very Helpful & Very Informative! Great =)


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