Addison

Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas

Aereal View of Addison, Texas. Photography by Henley Quadling.

Addison is on Belt Line Road, the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, and Dallas North Tollway thirteen miles north of downtown Dallas in northern Dallas County and southern Collin County. The area was first settled by Peters colony residents in the 1840s. The first prominent settlers in the area were Preston and Pleasant Witt, who settled on White Rock Creek and built an ox-powered gristmill by 1849. In 1888 W. W. Julian, W. E. Horten, and S. S. Noell donated right-of-way to the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway in exchange for a coaling station, later known as Noell Junction. After the railroad arrived, several buildings were moved from nearby Frankford to the railway station.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Addison is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Noell)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.95878900
    Longitude
    -96.83556500

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Yes

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Addison by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Addison
Pop. Year Source
16,501 2019 Texas Demographic Center
13,056 2010 Texas Demographic Center
14,166 2000 Texas Demographic Center
8,783 1990 Texas Demographic Center
5,553 1980 Texas Demographic Center
593 1970 Texas Demographic Center
308 1960 Texas Demographic Center