Collin County Real Estate Online
Collin County Real Estate Online
Collin County Real Estate Online
Collin County Real Estate Online
Collin County Real Estate Online

Collin County Homes For Sale


ccro_03

Now is a great time to sell! Click here to find out what your home is worth


Collin  County’s transformation from rural farmland to bustling urban hotspot may  seem like a whirlwind affair when you look at the last 20 years. But the  region’s roots have a rich, storied past with pioneer hardships – and even a little Old West gunplay — that hasn’t been completely buried  with new development. Both Collin County and its county  seat, McKinney, are named after one of the first settlers here: Collin McKinney  (1766-1861). A land surveyor, merchant, politician and lay preacher at various  times in his life, McKinney was born in New Jersey and had lived in Tennessee,  Kentucky and Arkansas before he moved to northeast Texas in 1830-31 while it  was part of a colonization grant from Mexico to an English empresario. When the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos  approved the Texas Declaration of Independence, McKinney was six weeks shy of  his 71st birthday. Being the oldest delegate to the convention, and one of five  men asked to help draft the declaration, he received the pen used to sign the  document by the 58 other delegates on March 2, 1836.