Garland (Texas)

Dallas County


Garland is a city in the neighborhood of Dallas in the U.S. state of Texas in Dallas and Collin counties.


The first settlers arrived in the area in 1850, but until 1874 no church there was founded. Two communities sprung here: Embree, named after the physician KH Embree and Duck Creek, named after the local creek of the same name.

By 1904, Garland had 819 inhabitants. 1920 gathered businessmen money to finance a new generation for the city. On 9 May 1927, a devastating tornado destroyed parts of the city, killing 17 people, including the mayor SE Nicholson. From 1950 to 1954, the area suffered from a serious drought. To satisfy the water needs, you had to draw water from the nearby Lake Lavon.

Sons and daughters of the town