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County
Denton
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 36,328
2000 Census - 26,531
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Towns
The Colony, Texas
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The Colony, Texas History:
The Colony is located on the original Peters Colony lands, on the site of the Hedgcoxe War though The Colony did not exist before 1969. The Colony was named after the Peters colony. The community was established as a housing development by Fox and Jacobs on 3,000 acres in 1973. At that time the few residents then occupying the land moved out, and the first twenty-seven new families moved into Fox and Jacobs's suburban, single-family homes in the fall of 1974. The developer established a municipal utilities district and secured services from the Lone Star Gas, Texas Power and Light, and Southwestern Bell Telephone companies. The residents organized a volunteer fire department. A homeowners' association initiated incorporation of The Colony in 1977, after negotiating a release of the land from the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Frisco. In 1990 the population of The Colony was 22,113. The population reached 26,531 in 2000. The Colony is surrounded by Frisco, Lewisville, Carrollton and Plano, Texas. The Colony is located on the southeast shore of Lake Lewisville at the intersection of SH 121 and FM 423, 44 miles northeast of Fort Worth, 18 miles northeast of Grapevine and Lake Grapevine, 8.6 miles northeast of Lewisville, 25 miles southeast of Denton, 28 miles southeast of Pilot Point and Lake Ray Roberts, 18.4 miles southwest of McKinney, 30.1 miles northwest of Wylie and Lake Lavon, 27.6 miles northwest of Garland and Lake Ray Hubbard, and 18.7 miles northwest of Plano, Texas.
 
Veteran’s Memorial:
This memorial is dedicated to Veterans of the Armed Services. It features a cenotaph (empty tomb) surrounded by memorial bricks listing names of veterans. The memorial is located at the 5 Star Athletic Complex at 4100 Blair Oaks Drive. (972) 625-1106.
 
Lakeside Community Theatre & Lakeside Arts Center:
This non-profit theater company offers several theater productions each year. Auditions and performances are held at the Lakeside Arts Center. Auditions are open to the public. Tickets are available online and by calling (214) 801-4869. (214) 616-4289. The Lakeside Arts Center is located at 6301B Main Boulevard. Email      
 
The Colony Playhouse:
The Playhouse offers children’s theater performances. (972) 625-1726. Auditions and productions are held at the Colony Community Center, 5100 N. Colony Boulevard.  
 
Lakeside Arts Foundation:
They plan public art projects, offer art shows and classes, sponsor art festivals and events, and host children’s theatrical productions, seasonal musical events, and other theater productions. (972) 625-1726.
 
The Colony Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, tax preparation assistance for seniors, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Tue & Thu, 10am-9pm; Wed, 1pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm; closed Mondays. (972) 625-1900. 6800 Main Street. Contacts