McKinney is a city located in Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 54,369, while estimates for its 2004 population are over 90,000. It is the county seat of Collin County and is a northern suburb of Dallas. According to the census, McKinney was the fastest growing city in the United States from 2000 to 2003 among cities larger than 50,000 people. This is due to the fact that McKinney is currently at the northeastern edge of the development in the fast growing suburbs north of Dallas. With the amount of land available within the city limits, McKinney will likely reach an ultimate population of over 300,000.
McKinney and Collin County are named after Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the oldest of the 59 men who signed it.
McKinney is home to the Dallas Revolution, an Independent Women's Football League team and is the home of the Central Park Campus of the Collin County Community College District, the first CCCCD campus to open. It is also the birth place of 1948 Olympic champion Guinn Smith.
Web Sites and Links
McKinney Convention and Visitors BureauOffers a home time feeling with historic homes, antiques and fine dining. Includes information about events, attractions, shops, and tours.
McKinney Garden ClubPromotes an interest in gardens, their designs, and management, and encourages and helps with civic plantings.
McKinney NetContains photos of the area, news and weather, interactive discussion groups, and a directory of local businesses and attractions.
McKinney OnlineA business and community directory. Historical and informational content, listings to area businesses and organizations, and a photographic tour.
OurMcKinney.comLocal photos, neighborhood discussions, community events, schools, churches, organizations, businesses, merchants, things to do, and classifieds.