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Addison (Dallas County)

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Settled by the Peters Colony (Texas Land and Emigration Company) in the mid-1840s, as was Farmers Branch, the community was linked to the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway in 1888, extending a spur into Dallas in 1903 for commuter service. Addison was incorporated in 1953 to avoid annexation by Dallas, and its population growth in the late twentieth century has been explosive, with corporate and residential expansion from its large neighbor.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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