Honey Springs was near the junction of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas railroad tracks and Honey Springs Branch, five miles south of Dallas in south central Dallas County. Dugald McFarland was the original holder of the land grant. The first settlers to remain in the area arrived with William Perry Overton from Virginia in 1844. Indians pointed out the two springs and abundance of wild honey in the area, and the settlers named their community Honey Springs.
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.
Lisa C. Maxwell | © Texas State Historical Association
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