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2010 Census - 6,028
2000 Census - 1,861
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Celina, Texas
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Celina Texas History:
John T. Mulkey established Celina in 1879 and named it for his native town in Tennessee. The Celina post office opened in 1881. In 1884, the town had a school, church, cotton gin and gristmill, several general stores and 150 residents. The population declined to 50 in 1892. When the St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway built a line through the area in 1902, the town moved one mile north to be closer to the railroad. Celina incorporated in 1907. In 1915, its Celina Pike Road was the first road in the county built exclusively for automobiles. The town received gas and electric power in the early 1920s. Celina is located at the intersection of SH 289, FM 1461 FM 428 and FM 455, 49 miles southeast of Gainesville, 13.4 miles southeast of Pilot Point and Lake Ray Roberts, 38 miles southwest of Denison, 27.5 miles southwest of Sherman, 20 miles southwest of Van Alstyne, 24.5 miles northeast of Melissa, 26.4 miles northwest of Princeton and Lake Lavon, 23 miles northwest of Fairview, 20 miles northwest of McKinney, 29.6 miles northeast of Lewisville, 28.7 miles northeast of Denton, 19 miles northeast of Little Elm and Lewisville Lake, 15 miles northeast of Frisco, 7.4 miles northeast of Prosper, and 14.6 miles east of Aubrey, Texas.
 
Celina Library on the Square:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, 10am-6pm; Tue, 10am-8pm; Wed-Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm. (972) 382-8655. The library is located on the city square at 140 North Ohio Street. 
 
Big Orange Pumpkin (Patch) Farm, Gunter, TX:
This pumpkin patch was originally located in Celina, Texas. It has been moved to the Preston Trail Farms in Gunter, Texas. There are hundreds of pumpkins to choose from. Activities include hay bales for climbing and a hay bale maze, over 50 farm animals in the petting zoo, hayrides, and interactive farm signs for the children. The pumpkin farm is open daily, 8am-8pm. There is also a hardware store, and the Preston Trail Farms Café. (972) 382-4995. The farm is located at 15102 SH 289, Gunter, Texas 75078. Gunter is located 22.7 miles north of Frisco, 9.6 miles north of Celina, 22 miles northwest of Melissa, 16.7 miles northwest of Anna, 11 miles west of Van Alstyne, 13 miles east of Tioga, and 17 miles northeast of Pilot Point, Texas.
 
Burger Fixins, Celina, TX: 
(972) 382-4244. 211 East Pecan Street, Celina, Texas. Reviews 
 
Nick's Italian Restaurant, Pilot Point, TX:
They serve very good Italian food. They are closed on major holidays, including July 4th. Open Mon-Thu, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-10pm. (940) 686-2520. 1340 North U.S. 377, Pilot Point, Texas. Reviews
 
Cotton Gin Café, Prosper, TX:
Open Mon-Wed, 7am-3pm; Thu-Fri, 7am-8pm; sat, 7am-3pm and 5pm-8pm; closed Sunday. (972) 347-3202. The restaurant is located at 204 W. Broadway in downtown Prosper.  Email  Reviews
 
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, Sanger, TX:
They serve wonderful friend chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and homemade pies. Open Tue-Fri, 4:30pm-9pm; Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-3pm. (940) 458-0000. 204 N. 4th Street. Reviews
 
Lucy’s Moms on Main Restaurant, Aubrey, TX:
This restaurant is owned and managed by the Steve Murray family, former owners of the popular Lucy’s on the Square in Celina. Steve has kept the menu the same and still serves the same great food such as chicken fried steak and gravy, homemade rolls, fried green tomatoes, and homemade pies. Lucy’s on the Square in Celina was written up in December, 2008 Texas Monthly while the restaurant was under his ownership and management. According to the reviews, Aubrey residents are thrilled to have this restaurant in their town. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat, 8am-8pm; Sun, 8am-3pm. (940) 202-4940. 204 S. Main Street, Aubrey, TX 76227. Aubrey is located at the intersection of U.S. 377 and FM 428, 14.4 miles northeast of Denton, 15 miles southeast of Sanger, 7 miles south of Pilot Point, 14.6 miles southwest of Celina, 22 miles northwest of Frisco, 18.7 miles northwest of Prosper, 14.4 miles northwest of Little Elm, and 8 miles north of Oak Point, Texas. Aubrey Map  Aubrey Area Map  Reviews