Geography of Denton County Page: 11
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PIONEER SETTLEMENTS OF DENTON COUNTY
Numbers Correspond to Numbers on Map
Number Settlement Date Present Name
1 Bridges 1843 Hebron
2 Holford Prairie 1844 Lewisville
3 Stewarts Creek 1844 Stewarts Creek
4 Little Elm 1844 Little Elm
5 Chinn's Chapel 1845 Chinn's Chapel
6 Pilot Point 1846 Pilot Point
7 Medlin 1847 Medlin
8 Sullivan 1847 Sullivan
9 New Icaria 1848 Justin
10 Teel 1850 Teel
11 French 1852 Garza
12 Alton 1852 Corinth
13 Hawkins 1853 Hawkins
14 Denton Creek 1854 Stony
15 Rue 1854 Rue
16 Ballew 1856 Ballew
17 Key's School House 1858 Key's Community
18 Bolivar 1859 Bolivar
County where the town of Hebron is now located. He
was offered by the state a rather fancy commission, be-
ing given ten sections of land for every one hundred
families he settled and ten and one-half sections for
every one hundred single men he brought in to take up
land. Each settler paid Texas a "patent office fee" of
fifteen dollars, previously mentioned.
Mr. Peters sent his land agents back to Kentucky,
Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri to advertise Den-
ton County and the adjacent area. It is interesting,
Here’s what’s next.
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/24/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.