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Parris, Texas
ghost town
Location within the state of Texas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Collin,
Elevation 551 ft (168 m)
ZIP code 75454
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972
GNIS feature ID 2034654

Parris, Texas is a community that once existed just south of Melissa in central Collin County near the banks of the East Fork of the Trinity River.

History

In 1859 Thaddeus Parris, a Mexican–American War veteran for whom the community was named built an ox-turned Gristmill at this location. This attracted settlers of the area during the next decade and until sometime in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century Parris remained a community center for area farmers.

  • Collin County Genealogical & Historical Records, Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 47–50, Estate of Thaddeus Parris [1]
  • Collin County Genealogical & Historical Records, Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1 - pp 51–82, Estate of Thaddeus Parris [2]
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