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McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, and the second in population to Plano. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and is located about north of Dallas.The Census Bureau listed McKinney as the nation's fastest-growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006, among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007, it was ranked second fastest-growing among cities with more than 100,000 people and in 2008 as third fastest. In the 2010 census, the city's population was 131,117, making it the 19th-most populous city in Texas.The most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2017, is 168,358.HistoryOn March 24, 1849, William Davis, who owned 3000acre where McKinney now stands, donated 120acre for the townsite. Ten years later, McKinney incorporated, and in 1913, the town adopted the commission form of government.For the first 125 years of its history, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county. The county seat provided farmers with flour, corn, and cotton mills, cotton gins, a cotton compress, and a cottonseed oil mill, as well as banks, churches, schools, newspapers, and from the 1880s, an opera house. Businesses also came to include a textile mill, an ice company, a large dairy, and a garment-manufacturing company. The population grew from 35 in 1848 to 4,714 in 1912. By 1953, McKinney had a population of more than 10,000 and 355 businesses. The town continued to serve as an agribusiness center for the county until the late 1960s.Plan the details of your McKinney holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States road trip app.
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