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WILSON, TEXAS (Collin County). Wilson was a rural community near the site of present Princeton in east central Collin County. It was named for George A. and T. B. Wilson, who were landowners in the area. Settlement occurred sometime in the late 1880s. Wilson most likely served as a church and school community until the early twentieth century. No population statistics were available for the town.


Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall, Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975).

David Minor


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

David Minor, "WILSON, TX (COLLIN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed May 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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