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Counties
Collin, Dallas
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 20,329
2000 Census - 9,751
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Towns
Sachse, Texas
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Sachse Texas History:
In 1846, widow Elizabeth Straly received a land grant of 320 acres in the Peters colony. She later married Prussian William C. Sachse. In 1886, Sachse donated land for the right-of-way to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway in exchange for naming rights. The Saxie post office was established that same year. In 1892 it was renamed Sachse. Sachse incorporated in 1956 with 250 residents. Its proximity to Garland and to Lavon and Ray Hubbard contributes to the town’s growth. Sachse is located at the intersection of SH 78 and CR 238 (Dewitt Road), approximately 2 miles west of Lake Ray Hubbard, 4 miles southwest of Lavon Lake, 35 miles northeast of Grapevine and Lake Grapevine, 25 miles northeast of Dallas, 5.6 miles northeast of Garland, 30 miles southeast of Lewisville and Lake Lewisville ,10 miles southeast of Plano, 24 miles south of McKinney, 4.4 miles southwest of Wylie, 35 miles northwest of Quinlan and Lake Tawakoni, and 22 miles north of Mesquite, Texas.
 
Historic William Sachse Cemetery, Texas Historical Marker Text:
William Sachse, a native of Prussia, arrived in nearby Collin County in 1845 as a Peters' colonist. He became a successful businessman, rancher, and trader, and participated in several cattle drives to Kansas. His business successes over time allowed him to acquire more than 5000 acres of land in Collin and Dallas Counties. In 1886, Sachse gave some of this land to the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad for a railway line and townsite. The community that grew up around the railroad was named Sachse in his honor. Sachse moved his family to the new town and soon set aside two acres of land for a church and this cemetery. The graveyard has been used throughout its history as a public burial ground. The oldest marked grave, that of William Sachse, is dated 1899. Sachse's second wife, Martha (Frost), a number of their descendants, as well as many early settlers and their descendants also are buried here. Some of the family names recorded here are Salmon, Herring, Ingram, House, Harper, and Brand. The William Sachse Cemetery, with its ties to early settlement in this part of the state, is an important reminder of the area's heritage. The marker is located at the corner of 6th and Sachse Streets.
 
Sachse Public Library:
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-Thu, Noon-8pm; Fri, Noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. (972) 530-8966. 3815 Sachse Road, Building C. Email
 
Laurie Schwenk Senior Activity Center & Reservable Multi-Purpose Room:
The center offers activities, classes, programs and holiday parties for seniors. Amenities include a meeting room with a large dance floor, a library, a pool table room, a TV room, a craft shop and craft room, and a catering kitchen. The center hosts the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance the first Friday in December. The center is located in the former police station. Rides are available for those needing transportation to the center or to physicians appointments; call the bus driver or the center. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. (972) 495-6282. Bus Driver: (469) 682-0069. 3815A Sachse Road, 75048. Email
 
Event Venue - Old City Hall Meeting Room:
The hall is located at 5560 SH 78, 75048. (469) 429-0276.
 
Event Venue - Laurie Schwenk Senior Activity Center: 
The multi-purpose room is available for event rentals. 3815 Sachse Road, Building C. (469) 429-0276.
 
Annual Sachse Fallfest, 2nd Saturday in Oct:
Activities include a men’s legs contest, a pet photo contest, a children’s pageant, a pie making contest, a classic cars and trucks show, arts and crafts booths, and food booths. (972) 496-1212. This event is held at Heritage Park at 4408 Hudson Drive.
 
Annual Pumpkin Prowl, Last Saturday in Oct:
Activities for ages 10 and under include mini pumpkin hunts with prizes, hayrides and refreshments. This event is held at Salmon Park at 4302 Williford Road. (469) 429-0275.
 
Annual Sachse High School Turkey Trot 5K, Nov:
There is a 5K run and a 1 miles fun run/walk. Activities include live music and trophy presentations. The race begins at the Sachse High School. This event is held after Thanksgiving. 3901 Miles Road. (972) 414-7450. 
 
Annual Christmas Parade & Cookies with Santa, 2nd Saturday in Dec:
The parade begins at Hudson Middle School and travels Miles Road to the Municipal Complex. . After the parade children ages 10 and under enjoy entertainment, and cookies with Santa. Bring your canned goods and non-perishable food items to be collected and donated by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Everyone will receive a raffle ticket that will be entered into prize drawings that will be held throughout the event. The cookie event is located at the new City Municipal Complex. (469) 429-0275.
 
Frankie's Mexican Cuisine: 40-3
They serve very good Mexican food. (972) 442-7770. The restaurant is located at 7218 SH 78. Reviews