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HONEY GROVE, TEXAS

Fannin County, North Central Texas
Hwy 82
87 miles NE of Dallas
Between Paris and Bonham

Population: 1,746 (2000)

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photo of young man by High Price Photographer
A young blade from Honey Grove circa 1895,
Cabinet Card

The Spanish searched for El Dorado, but early settlers in the 19th Century were looking for "a honey pond and a fritter tree." If it was under the Rock Candy Mountain, then all the better.

Supposedly, Davey Crockett had camped here on his way to the Alamo and described the place in glowing terms to a friend back in Tennessee, who eventually settled here.

Now, if you're traveling to northeast Texas, you're probably going to visit Bonham or Paris. That's fine with us and it's fine with the folks at Honey Grove.

But if you were to speed by and not take a look at this neat and beguiling little town, then you'd be missing a lot of what you take trips for.

Honey Grove Landmarks

Honey Grove TX Bertha Voyer Memorial Library
The beautiful Bertha Voyer Memorial Library on the NE corner of Highway 56 and Sixth Street.
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
Jacob Fein, a stone mason from Germany who worked on the State Capitol came to Honey Grove and found lots of stone in Floyd's quarry, just south of town. Mr. Floyd of course had found it first, or it would've been called Fein's quarry.

Because of Fein's skills and Floyd's stone, Honey Grove now has more handsome structures for a town its size than any other in NE Texas.
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uildings in Honey Grove made from Floyd's stone include:
  • The First State Bank Building on 5th and Market
  • The City Hall Building and
  • The McKenzie United Methodist Church on the corner of Pecan and 7th Street.
  • More photos of The First State Bank Building
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
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    Honey Grove Texas City Hall
    The restored Honey Grove City Hall
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove City Hall historical marker
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    The McKenzie Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
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    Honey Grove Texas post office
    Honey Grove Post Office
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
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    Honey Grove, TX Feed & Hardware store on town square
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove, TX Feed & Hardware store  building detail
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove Texas street scene
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove Texas buildings and brick street
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove Texas building
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove Texas
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove Texas old gas station
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
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    St. James Lutheran Church NW of Honey Grove  Texas
    St. James Lutheran Church NW of Honey Grove Tx
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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    Honey Grove Funeral Home, Texas
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
    Honey Grove Texas water tower
    Honey Grove water tower
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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    Honey Grove Texas feed store
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
    On the south side of Honey Grove's main street (State Highway 56) is a small park shaded by a stabilized ruin of an old brick building. The vines and plants make this one of the most appealing pocket parks we've seen anywhere in the state.
    Honey Grove Texas park
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Honey Grove Texas building ruins
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
    Nearby Destinations
    Take Hwy 82 east 15 miles to Paris, or west to Bonham.
    Take Hwy 50 south 24 miles to Commerce

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    Honey Grove, Texas Forum

    I LOVE HONEY GROVE.I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE THERE.I SPENT SOME TIME WITH A FRIEND OF MINE THAT LIVED THERE A FEW YRS. AGO & ENJOYED EVERY LAST MINUTE OF IT. WE WOULD WALK TO TOWN & HAVE SUPPER, SIT IN THE SQUARE & LOOK AT ALL THE OLD BUILDINGS. OH THOSE BUILDINGS COULD TALK. WILL BE BACK SOME DAY SOON, I HOPE. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! - Peggy Babb, Midland, 20/May/2002

    John Troesser
     
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