Brief History of Sachse, TX
William Sachse came to America from Herford, Prussia in 1840. Arriving in Texas at age 25, he secured 640 acres in Collin County - the year was 1854. Later acquiring an additional 5,000 acres, Sachse built one of the first cotton mills and gins in the county. In 1886, William Sachse offered right-of-way frontage through all of his holdings to the railroad in exchange for the railroad building a depot and naming the town Sachse. The railroad mistakenly labeled signs at both ends of the building to read "Saxie." By the late 1920s, onions were competing with cotton as Sachse's major cash crop. The business district of Sachse now included the train depot, two onion sheds, cattle pens, two blacksmith shops, two gins, two general stores, and a bank. The automobile's increasing popularity led to the abandonment of the railroad depot.
Sachse was incorporated in April 1956 with a population of 250 residents. The population grew to 2,000 in the 1980s. By 1990, Sachse had spread into both Dallas and Collin counties with a population of 5,000 and featuring various businesses including publishing and furniture making. Today, more than 18,700 residents enjoy the rural escape of Sachse.
Sachse's public schools are part of either the Garland or Wylie Independent School Districts. Students living in Dallas County attend Garland schools and those living in Collin County attend Wylie schools. Sewell Elementary and Armstrong Elementary, Hudson Middle School, and Sachse High School are all located with Sachse’s city limits.
Sachse’s student population also has access to several colleges and universities, such as Amber University, three Collin County Community College campuses, seven Dallas County Community College campuses, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Women's University, University of Dallas, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas to name several.
Dallas Metro Area
Dallas provides residents with a convenient mix of imagination, area talent, and top-notch attractions. Dallas provides a flourishing economy, within a short commute, amongst beautiful surroundings. The city offers some 40 professional and community theatres, 13 symphony and chamber orchestras, four ballet groups, and two opera associations. You will never find yourself bored with over 100 live performances nightly throughout the Dallas Metroplex. The Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and the Nasher Sculpture Center are part of the 60-acre Dallas Arts District.
Dallas also boasts 336 park facilities, more than 60 miles of bike and jogging trails, and 20,655 acres of green open space for recreational activity. Don't forget that Dallas is served by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world, and Love Field, one of the nation's busiest in-town airports. You can shop and eat in Dallas, too, as it has more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city, and four times more restaurants per person than New York City can claim.
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