"Keeweechic's Wylie" Wylie by keeweechic

Wylie Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 68 photos

Wylie is one of those places you pass through usually - nothing really makes you want to stop and investigate but still if you do, then you at least get to see some nice downtown shopping and also explore the outer areas to Lake Lavon.

Wyle began in 1886 and was named for Colonel W. D. Wylie who was a Santa Fe Railroad official and Civil War veteran. Wylie actually enjoyed a prosperous agricultural economy which was dependent on Cotton, Onions, Wheat and other crops until the Great Depression of the 1930s. Many businesses were forced to close during this time. During the 1950s and 60s Wylie became what is known as a bedroom community to growing employment centres in Dallas, Richardson and Garland. Most of the land area in the City of Wylie is mostly in the south-central section of Collin County. The city is located about 31 miles northeast of downtown Dallas.

The downtown area sits on a natural ridge which is generally at or above an elevation of 550 feet above mean sea level. Most of the City drains to three major creeks - Rush Creek, Muddy Creek, and Cottonwood Creek which all flow southeast to the East Fork of the Trinity River.

Wylie was originally known as Nickelville. The name was thought to have come from the name of the first store in the town

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001 - 2008 (copyright)

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  • Jan 31, 2006 at 6:13 PM

    Wylie is about a 5 minute drive up highway 78 from where I am currently staying. I actually hope to settle down in the Wylie area this Spring for the next 4 years before moving back to Florida. I can't imagine anyone finding 22 tips about the town. ;-)

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    Apr 21, 2005 at 10:19 AM

    Beautiful, this is as I imagine a 'real' American town to look like. Love the Brown House and the B & B also

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2005 at 5:22 AM

    Great page and travelogues on little town and surroundings. I like especially your Off The Beaten Path tips.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2004 at 2:05 AM

    A lovely little texan town, thanks for sharing it with us

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2004 at 11:42 AM

    Great page and travelogue,it seems like a nice and quiet place,beautiful Church,lakes and parks,Great!!!,and also very nice old Homes.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2004 at 2:10 AM

    Wonderful I now Know the Capital of Onion LOL it is great, every product have a Capital, like Dijon is the capital of Mustard ;-) I like this page ;-)

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2004 at 4:44 AM

    Hey girl, you been keeping secrets from me.. lol.. What a lovely town this is.. The church and the Brown house are just beautiful. Tough choice with the resturants though.. ;-)


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