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.
Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall, Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975). J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh, A History of Collin County (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1958).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Brian Hart, "WETSEL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrw16), accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles