WETSEL, TEXAS. Wetsel was five miles southwest of McKinney in southwestern Collin County. It was probably established during the late nineteenth century and may never have consisted of more than a few homes. The community was named for Henry Wetsel, an early settler and businessman in McKinney. At some point, Wetsel, who had constructed and operated an early grist and flour mill in the county seat, sold his interests in McKinney and headrighted a square mile of land south of that community. He erected a cabin on a stage route connecting Austin and McKinney. The area that was Wetsel is now part of Allen.
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