Introduction to Denison, Texas
Denison, Texas, in Grayson county, is 38 miles N of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 68 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city is part of the Sherman - Denison metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 22,773 people live in Denison.
Denison was established in 1872 in union with MKT or the "Katy" depot. It was named in honor of Katy Vice President, George Denison. Denison was founded at the juncture of MKT and Red River, both of which served as important channels of transportation during the industrial era. This made the town a major commercial center in the American West during the 19th century.
Denison and nearby Attractions
- Eisenhower State Park
- Denison Country Club
- Randell Lake
- Loy Park & Loy Lake
- Red River Historical Museum
- Whitewright Historical Museum
Things To Do In Denison
Denison has attracted artists since the 1990s and is now home to the works of several artists who have earned local, regional, and national acclaim. The Denison Arts Council annually sponsors several Fine Art Tours which showcase the remarkable talent of the area's artists. Many historic buildings in the city have been turned into specialty shops and loft living spaces. The Eisenhower State Park, which is nearby, occupies an area of 432 acres and offers facilities for biking, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and swimming.
One can avail of air transportation from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Denison Higher Education
Grayson County College is the local institution for higher education. Other institutes include Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Collin County Community College.