Trinity Mills – Carrollton, Texas

Carrollton, Texas

Carrollton is a city in Denton, Dallas, and Collin counties in Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 119,087, making it the 23rd-most populous city in Texas.  

Most local historians believe Carrollton received its name from the hometown of early settlers, who came from Carrollton, Illinois. The name was officially established on May 16, 1878, when the first U.S. Post Office opened in Carrollton. 

Carrollton’s early settlers arrived in the 1840s and purchased land from The Peters Colony. The settlers typically married young and had large families. An average cabin might have been only 12 x 14 feet and would hold two parents with seven children.

These hardy pioneers were rugged individuals with incredible courage to risk it all for their dream of a better life and an even better life for future generations.

The City of Carrollton continues to experience steady, diversified growth in all sectors of its economy, underpinned by ongoing growth in the Dallas Metroplex and in North Texas.  Carrollton’s location, qualify of life, low taxes, high level of city services, low crime rate, competitive housing choices, and reasonable lease rates for Industrial, Office, and Retail space continue to differentiate Carrollton as a unique value within the Metroplex, Where Connections Happen. 

Trinity Mills – Neighborhood in Carrollton, Texas

Trinity Mills was a small community originally settled in 1853 on land that is today part of the city of Carrollton in northwest Dallas County, Texas (USA).

The community was on A. W. Perry’s land grant and was named for a gristmill owned by him and Wade H. Witt. The actual gristmill was powered by oxen on a treadwheel and housed in a late-1840s two-story rock structure built on Farmers Creek, 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Carrollton. In 1858, a post office was established in the area which was subsequently shut down and reopened four times before it finally closed permanently in 1915.

In 1878 the Dallas-Wichita Railroad was built through Trinity Mills and the community began to emerge as a cattle-shipping center. By 1881, Trinity Mills had a physician, 26 farmers, a druggist, and a general store. In 1884, the population of Trinity Mills had grown to 150 along with a school, 2 churches, and a Western Union telegraph office.

By 1890 the population had dwindled to fifty, and by 1915 only two stores remained in the community. By 1930 the population had dropped to 35. Eventually, the town was annexed into Carrollton and today is fully developed as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The City of Carrollton has plans to focus new development into the area near the new DART Green Line Station, detailed in their Master Plan. The City of Carrollton and DART owns over 25 acres of land at the station and plan to develop the property into the new Trinity Mills. Much of this land was gained through eminent domain proceedings, in a court of record.


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