Praries & Lakes
2010 Census - 6,807
2000 Census - 3,477
Princeton, Texas
Princeton Texas History:
In the 1870s, brothers T.B. Wilson and George Wilson arrived in the area and began farming near present day Princeton. In 1881, the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad Company built a line between Greenville and McKinney, passing through the Wilson property. The community that developed around the train stop became known as Wilson’s Switch. When the community applied for a post office they discovered another Texas town and post office was named Wilson. The named the post office Princeton after a local landowner and town promoter. Princeton became a retail and shipping center for area farmers. Local businessmen constructed mills and grain elevators, and a Bois d’Arc lumber factory. By the mid-1920s the farming community had 500 residents. During World War II Princeton was one of 120 Texas towns to house a prisoners of war camp. The 1954 completion of Lake Lavon caused renewed town growth. By 1972, Princeton had 1,100 residents. Today Princeton is well-known for its onion production, and hosts an annual Onion Festival in April. Princeton is located on the northeast arm of Lake Lavon at the intersections of U.S. 380 (Princeton Drive), FM 75 (Longneck Road), FM 1377 and FM 982, 34 miles northeast of Lewisville and Lake Lewisville, 39 miles east of Denton, 11 miles east of McKinney, 40 miles southeast of Pilot Point and Lake Ray Roberts, 50 miles south of Denison and Lake Texoma, 43.5 miles southwest of Bonham and Bonham State Park, 50 miles southwest of Jim Chapman Lake, 40 miles northwest of Quinlan and Lake Texoma, 23 miles northeast of Greenville, 17 miles northeast of Wylie and Ray Hubbard Lake, 25.4 miles northeast of Garland, and 40 miles northeast of Dallas, Texas.
Lois Nelson 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-Fri, 11am-6pm. (972) 736-3741. 319 McKinney Avenue, 75407.
Collin Oaks Winery:
The tasting room is open Saturdays, 1pm-5pm. They annually participate in the Mesquite Rodeo in April, the Triple R Ranch wine blending event in May, the McKinney Oktoberfest and Grapevine Grapefest in September, and the State Fair and Dennison Festival in October, as well as several Munson Wine Trail Munson Wine Trail . The Country Store, located at the gatehouse, offers products such as those from local craftsmen. The winery is located 6874 County Road 398, Princeton, Texas, approximately 4 miles southeast of the Collin County Regional Airport. (214) 504-9701. Princeton is located at the intersection of FM 75and IH-380, 9 miles northwest of Farmersville, and 10 miles southeast of McKinney, Texas. Email 
Truth Hill Farm, Farmersville, TX:
Terry L. Pillard raises and sells grass-fed beef by the whole, half, and quarter. Ground beef and steak are sold by the pound. Beef is available from late spring to early summer. People are invited to view the animals, and hike, fish and picnic on the farm. (914) 491-9441. The farm is located at 17953 CR 618, Farmersville, Texas 75442. They are located 10 miles northeast of Farmersville off SH 78. From the intersection of U.S. 380 and SH 78, go 5 miles north on SH 78 to County Road 618.  Turn Right on CR 618 and go 5 miles east to their driveway. They are on the north side of the road and have a green pipe gate entry with white wagon wheels on each side.The greeting area is located at the barn on the east side through the double doors; please call ahead to schedule a time.  Email  Locations of Beef Sales 
Big Orange Pumpkin (Patch) Farm, Celina, TX:
There are hundreds of pumpkins to choose from. Activities include a spider hay bale, a roping pen, hay stacks, feeding animals, viewing goats on the goat bridge, and a hay ride. A $7 admission fee includes the hay ride, feed for the animals and a small or mid-sized pumpkin. The entry fee includes hot dogs on weekends. Children under 2 are free, but do not receive a pumpkin. Drinks and snacks are sold separately. A farm train is available on weekends for an additional fee. Their facilities are available for event rentals. Open mid-Sept through the first week of November, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm. (972) 382-4995. The farm is located at 5518 CR 126, Celina, Texas 75009. Celina is located at the intersection of SH 289, FM 1461 FM 428 and FM 455, 20 miles northwest of McKinney, Texas. Celina Map; Click to Enlarge   Celina Texas Area Map
Annual Onion Festival, 3rd Saturday in April:
Activities include a classic car show, a 5K run, children’s entertainment, a pageant, cow patty bingo, an auction, a Tennis Round Robin tournament, an arts and craft show, and food vendors. This event is sponsored by the Princeton Lions Club. Please bring old eye glasses as a donation. 1000 E. Princeton Drive.
Landers BBQ:
(972) 736-6621. 310 North Main Street, Princeton. Reviews
Sugarhill Country Kitchens, Farmersville, TX:
(972) 784-2121. 115 South Main Street. Reviews 
Tony's Mexican Restaurant, Farmersville, TX:
They serve good Mexican food. (972) 782-6370. 201 McKinney Street. Reviews