What's Inside this Collection.
Representing sixteen titles, the McKinney Democrat-Gazette Collection has been sponsored by the Collin County Genealogical Society, and it spans 54 years, from 1880-1934. Published from 1884 to 1906, The Democrat comprises the bulk of the McKinney newspaper collection, of which nearly the entire run is available. Named after Collin McKinney, a signatory of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a North Texas pioneer and politician, McKinney, Texas was founded by settlers from Kentucky, Arkansas, and Tennessee in 1841 and was incorporated in 1849. A large portion of this project has been supported through grants awarded to the Collin County Genealogical Society by the Collin County Historical Commission.