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Honey Grove (Fannin County)

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Honey Grove displays a level of architectural affluence that reflects the area’s agricultural wealth during the late nineteenth century. The city is located on a rise of land that formed a transition between timber to the east and prairie to the west. Honey Grove’s generous public square, provided by B. S. Walcott when he laid out the town in 1852, suggests that he had in mind the county seat designation instead of neighboring Bonham. The square is dominated by the U.S. Post Office (1919, James A. Wetmore, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury; 100 E. Main Street), a red brick Georgian design with a white stone Serliana forming an entrance loggia. The city was incorporated in 1873, when tracks for the Texas and Pacific Railway were extended east from Sherman. Like many towns along the Oklahoma border, Honey Grove’s rail connections provided a basis for a thriving cotton-oriented economy. Agribusiness remains strong.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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