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MCKINNEY

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 259 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MCKINNEY, a city and the county-seat of Collin county, Texas, U.S.A., about 30 M. N. by E. of Dallas. Pop. (189o), 2489; (1900), 4342 (917 negroes); (1glo) 4714. It is served by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas and the Houston & Texas Central railways, and by the Dallas & Sherman inter-urban (electric) line, the central power plant of which is immediately north of the city. McKinney is in a fine farming region; there are also manufactures. The municipal water supply is obtained from artesian wells. The first settlement in Collin county was made about ro m. north of what is now McKinney in 1841. McKinney was named, as was the county, in honour of Collin McKinney, a pioneer in the region and a signer of the Declaration of the Independence of Texas. It was settled in 1844, was laid out and became the county-seat in 1846, and was first chartered as a city in 1874.
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