Wetsel

Wetsel was five miles southwest of McKinney in southwestern Collin County. It was probably established during the late nineteenth century and may never have consisted of more than a few homes. The community was named for Henry Wetsel, an early settler and businessman in McKinney. At some point, Wetsel, who had constructed and operated an early grist and flour mill in the county seat, sold his interests in McKinney and headrighted a square mile of land south of that community. He erected a cabin on a stage route connecting Austin and McKinney. The area that was Wetsel is now part of Allen.

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

Wetsel is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Allen)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.12956250
    Longitude
    -96.64443790

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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