Fink

Fink is a farming community just off Farm Road 120 twelve miles northeast of Sherman in north central Grayson County. The community began to form in the late 1850s when farm families from Mississippi settled in the area. The settlement was named for Fred Fink, a member of this group. No established community center developed there until the late 1860s or early 1870s, when W. J. Bilderback opened a general store. From 1897 to 1903 the settlement had postal service. The community's population has never exceeded fifty; in 1936 it was estimated at fifteen. Fink's population was estimated at twenty-five for most of the period from the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s, after which no figures were available. The community is labeled on the 1984 county highway map, but no buildings are shown at the site. The Sixty-sixth Texas Legislature designated every fourth Friday in June as Fink Day in Texas, in recognition of the "National Fink Week" celebration held by Finks, during which the roads to Fink "are overflowing with Finks and Fink well-wishers." The event has drawn national attention.

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

No

Place type

Fink is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Georgetown)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.80371440
    Longitude
    -96.67721860

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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