McKinney's History

Historic Preservation - McKinney’s History

McKinney's history has shaped the unique personality we enjoy today. Over the decades, forward-thinking community leaders and citizens have made preservation of our history a priority so residents and visitors can enjoy living in and visiting a bit of our past.

Visionaries drew settlers to this fertile area and settlers looking for a better life imagined what this grassland could be. So they came. They built. They raised their families and they passed on, leaving their legacy in the community we enjoy today.

Imagine what Collin McKinney would think if he saw his town now. From a rich agricultural center, McKinney has grown to have more than 136,000 residents, a diverse economy and rich cultural and recreational opportunities. We can never know what Mr. McKinney would think, but it's a pretty good bet he would be proud of the town that bears his name.