A little about Prosper
Prosper started with agriculture and railroads to a community that has become a place to live to enjoy small town friendliness with quality amenities.
The history of Prosper
The first settlers arrived in 1846 to farm cotton in the black fertile prairie soil. Between 1850 and 1902, two settlements existed - Rock Hill was two miles south of the present town and Richland was one mile north. The development of these small communities was expedited in 1876 when County Courts ordered small tracts of land to be established for quick sale. These tracts, each approximately 160 acres in size, were sold for $3.50 per acre. Dr. A. T. Bryant of McKinney purchased what later became the center of the present town. The towns merged during the establishment of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in March of 1902. For years, Prosper was the central stop for the railroad between Dallas and Sherman. When community officials applied for a Post Office with the name "Richland," they were informed that city name was already taken. An alternative name was needed and J.C. Slaughter suggested the name "Prosper," because crops that year had been very prosperous.
100 N Preston Rd
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Businesses in Prosper, Texas
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Dawn and Michael Williams Realtor Century 21
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The Clennie Hawthorne Realty Team-Keller Williams
BEST Real Esate Agent as Rated by D Magazine for 7 Years!
Prosper Blooms and Gifts
Quality fresh flowers and unsurpassed customer service.