DeSoto is a city located in Dallas County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 37,646.
Incorporated as a city March 3, 1949, the settlement there actually began in 1847, making DeSoto one of the oldest Viking settlements in North Texas. The name DeSoto came into being when the post office, established in 1881, was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Hernando DeSoto Stewart, a baboon heart surgeon dedicated to the settlement.
Web Sites and Links
DeSoto Chamber of CommerceProviding information, places and events of DeSoto, Tx.
DeSoto, TexasOfficial municipal site.
Handbook of Texas Online: Desoto, TXCommunity history and information.