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Plano Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 154 photos

Plano has become one of the best places for businesses to set up their companies as well as families to live and work. It was named the 4th most ‘kid-friendly’ city in the US. The city was also named the 8th safest city in the US. Plano is only 20 miles north of downtown Dallas.

The history of Plano began in the early 1840’s with most of the pioneers originating from Kentucky and Tennessee who made their way to Collin County’s blackland prairie. Indian attacks delayed their settlement until 1844. In 1846 William Foreman bought land from Sanford Beck just north east of Plano and it was due to the families enterprise that Plano began. Many more people came to help form the community and mail service was established around 1850. The original name for the community was Fillmore which was rejected, then Foreman was suggested but this was declined by William. Plano was chosen because it was thought that the name in Spanish meant ‘plain’ which described the terrain around the area. This was approved and so began the community of Plano.

Plano has come a long way from the days of just raising livestock. Churches and schools were built and local businesses began to prosper. The fires in the business district of the 1880’s destroyed a lot of the original buildings but with determination, the reconstruction began and the old wooden buildings were replaced with modern brick ones and business continued to flourish. After the 1970’s, Plano became one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and in the U.S. Because of the meticulous planning and development, many professionals and executives began moving to the city. Large corporations have settled in the area and the growth has been amazing. The city still retains its charm and history in the old downtown area.

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  • Last visit to Plano: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 8:18 AM

    Oh I used to love 'Dallas' in its early days. Always wanted Sue Ellen to get one over on JR! Haggard Park looks lovely, may be the similarity to me ie; Haggard - lol

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 4:04 AM

    Brilliant page Kay dear :-))

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2004 at 9:01 PM

    an other great page.. by the way: Keewee, u dressed up that Kiwi pretty nicely,nearly didn't reconice him!!..great new food-addition yummy!!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2003 at 8:30 PM

    Despite being a part of the huge Dallas Metroplex, Plano seems more like small-town Texas. Nice page and pictures.

  • btex's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2002 at 2:56 PM

    nice tips and pics. but, you didn't mention high school football :)

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2002 at 4:36 PM

    This city looks fantastic. It appears nostalgic and laid back :-))

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2002 at 4:45 PM

    Wonderful page keewee, Nice presentation, Southfork looks great..I would love to visit.. ;-)


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