DeSoto's Birthday - March 2nd
- Written by Kathy Jones Kathy Jones
- Published: 04 February 2019 04 February 2019
DeSoto, TX - Settlers came to our area in 1847. After World War II, DeSoto and surrounding areas began to grow. In order to improve an inadequate water distribution system, residents felt the need to incorporate the town.
On February 17, 1949, a petition signed by 42 eligible voters was presented to the Dallas County judge requesting an election for incorporation. The vote took place on March 2nd. Of the 52 people who cast ballots, 50 voted in favor of incorporation and 2 were opposed.
The results were entered into the records of the Dallas County Commissioners Court, thereby creating the City of DeSoto. Almost 70 years later, DeSoto is a thriving and vibrant community with more than 53,000 residents.
The DeSoto Mayor and City Council and members of the DeSoto Historical Foundation invite you to join us at DeSoto City Hall, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10 am to celebrate 70 years of progress in DeSoto with history exhibits, a recognition ceremony, storytelling of our history and more.
If you have memorabilia or history items you’d like to share, please contact Kathy Jones at 972.230.9648.
Please mark your calendar and make plans to help us celebrate our 70th birthday on March 2nd.