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Wilmeth, a school community, was located in central Collin County just north of the present city limits of McKinney on what is now U.S. Highway 75. The town was named for J. B. Wilmeth, the first settler in the community and the first teacher at the log cabin school in 1848. After Wilmeth arrived, other settlers moved to the settlement, located on land originally granted to Tola Dunn in 1843. The Wilmeth school was still operating between 1905 and 1918, but it apparently ceased operation soon thereafter. As the school was the focal point of the community, the town ceased to exist as well.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Wilmeth is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Wilmeth is classified as a Town

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated