Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch, Texas

Farmers Branch, Texas

The City of Farmers Branch is located in Dallas County, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Farmers Branch is on Interstate Highway 35 and State Highway 77 twelve miles north of downtown Dallas in northwestern Dallas County. The Burlington Northern and Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroads serve the city. Farmers Branch was the location in 1845 of the first office of the Texan Land and Emigration Company, or the Peters colony. It was the most well-known Dallas County town during the 1840s because of its advertising throughout Europe and the United States. Thomas Keenan, Isaac B. Webb, and William Cochran all arrived in 1842 and received original land grants in the area that became the site of Farmers Branch. By 1843 settlers had established a community called Mustang Branch, named for the Mustang grapes that grew along the creek. Cochran later changed the name to Farmers Branch because of the area's rich farmland.

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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Population Counts

Farmers Branch
Pop. Year Source
35,991 2020 United States Census Bureau
42,750 2019 Texas Demographic Center
28,616 2010 United States Census Bureau
27,508 2000 United States Census Bureau
24,250 1990 United States Census Bureau
24,863 1980 United States Census Bureau
27,492 1970 United States Census Bureau
13,441 1960 United States Census Bureau
915 1950 United States Census Bureau