Climax is at the intersection of Farm roads 1377 and 2756, five miles east of McKinney in central Collin County. It was first settled by William Warden, a farmer who moved to Texas from Missouri in 1844. In 1850 Warden received a Peters' Colony land certificate for 640 acres near the East Fork of the Trinity River. He settled there with his family shortly thereafter. By the mid-1890s the community had two gins, a grain elevator, a school, a church, a hotel, and a general store. A post office was established in 1895. Six years later mail service was discontinued and rerouted to Farmersville. Climax has served as a retail point for area farmers for most of its history. Its population was estimated at forty from 1940 through 2000.

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David Minor | © TSHA

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Place type

Climax is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.20483760
Longitude: -96.44970720

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009