History of East McKinney

The east side of McKinney is rich in agricultural and industrial history. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, many of the towns historic buildings were constructed on the east side. Collin County was a leading producer in the state of cotton, wheat, and corn. Grain elevators, a flour mill, cotton gins, a compress, a cotton oil mill, and a textile mill were built and many still stand to this day and are being repurposed for today’s population.

We’ve collected information from other sources to show how important the east side has been to McKinney’s commercial development. As the city and others strive to preserve the history by retaining its historic assets, McKinneyEast is joining forces with them to promote McKinney as a unique place to visit, live and work by creating development and architecture to preserve the history of the east side of McKinney.

City signs contract to finish new McKinney National Airport terminal in 2021 | Community Impact 1500 E. Industrial Blvd. McKinney National Airport …

When the railroad came to town, McKinney experienced unprecedented growth. The railroad provided reliable transportation for people and goods. “Farmers and manufacturers …

The origins of the silos and grain elevator trace back to the Collin County Mill & Elevator Co. and the 1870s when …

300 blk. Throckmorton Perry Burrus built a cotton cleaning factory, Burrus Cotton Company, on the east side of McKinney. This plant would …

400 E. Louisiana Also know as the Hill – Webb Grain Elevator/McKinney Grain/McKinney Feed and Grain The grain elevator located at 400 …

Maker of White Billows Flour407 E Louisiana St One of the earliest mills was the Collin County Mill and Elevator Company located …