Introduction to The Colony, Texas
The Colony History
Home developers, Fox and Jacobs, purchased a large part of the area near State Highway 121 and Farm to Market Road 423, to develop a new city modeled on the lines of the city of Dallas. The area was incorporated in 1977, when it had more than 5,000 residents. It was to be named Colony, but the name was taken, thus, it was named The Colony.
The Colony and Nearby Attractions
- Denton County Historical Museum
- Cedar Hill State Park
- Bayless-Selby House Museum
- Stewart Creek Park
- Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
Things To Do In The Colony
There are numerous museums near The Colony including the National Museum of Communications, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Denton County Historical Museum, and Bayless-Selby House Museum. Popular parks are Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit, Cedar Hill State Park, and Stewart Creek Park. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods is considered to be among the state’s finest buildings.
The Colony Transportation
Dallas/Fort Worth International airport is the nearest major airport to the city.
The Colony Higher Education
There are several colleges and universities near the city which include The University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, Brookhaven College and Richland College.