History

Ever think of the people or animals that roamed Flower Mound many years ago? This timeline will try and paint a picture of the Town of Flower Mound and the area that it encompasses. If you would like to learn more about the history of Flower Mound, we recommend you head over to the Library and do some digging around. We are always open to adding information to the timeline. 

Chisholm Trail4,000 – 2,500 B.C.
Archaeological surveys completed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers indicate that humans inhabited Denton County around this time.

1840s
European Settlement of North Texas begins with the Peter’s Colony Land Grant.

1846
Denton County formed.

1854
Flower Mound Presbyterian Church was founded by the Reverend Matthew B. Donald.

1860s
The Chisholm Trail crosses through Flower Mound along the I-35W corridor. Over six million cattle were herded out of the state during the 20-year period following the Civil War

1877
The Donald Academy was founded. It was in operation from 1877 through 1942. The school catered for first through tenth grades. It was the largest rural school in Denton County.

1880
Yoakley’s Store was established. The business provided locals with a cotton gin, blacksmith shop and post office. The store survived until the Great Depression in the 1930s.

1914
A new school is formed, the New Donald School, on the west side of State Highway 2499, approximately 3/4 miles north of the "Flower Mound".

1952
Construction on Grapevine Lake begins. The lake was competed in 1953 and has become a major recreational area in the community.

Mayor1961
The Town of Flower Mound incorporated to avoid being annexed by the City of Irving. Bob Rheudasil became the first mayor of the Town and served until 1968.

1974
Flower Mound’s oldest service organization, The Summit Club, is formed. Summit Club

1978
First school in the Lewisville Independent School District opens in Flower Mound. Timber Creek Elementary is open to kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

1981
Marcus High School opens, and is the first high school in Flower Mound.

1985
The Flower Mound Public Library opens.

1993
Town unveils its cable access channel, FMTV. Library

2001
  • An organization of Flower Mound teenagers between the ages of 14 – 19 geared toward making a difference is formed and named Flower Mound Youth Action Council.
  • Flower Mound residents donate 8-foot granite memorial to New Providence, NJ, in honor those lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks from that community.
2003
Bakersfield Park groundbreaking.                                

2006
Community Activity Center groundbreaking.                                                                                               

2007
Parks Arts and Library Services board (now known as the Parks Board) was created.     
   

2008
  •  The Community Activity Center Opens.                                                                                                        
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound groundbreaking.            
  • Town launches "It's Your Call", a dedicated telephone line (972.539.SERV) for residents to report various Town related issues and/or request information. The calls are logged, tracked, and resolved.     

2009 
Construction starts on Fire Stations No. 4 and 5.
                                                                                                           

2010
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound opens.                                                                                                   
  • Fire Stations No. 4 and 5 open.                                                                                                        
  • Library celebrates 25th anniversary.  
2011
  • Town of Flower Mound turns 50 years old.                                                                                                  
  • North Central Texas College opens campus in Parker Square.                                
  • Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center opens at the corner of Cross Timbers and Morriss Roads.                                  
2012
  • Fort Wildflower, the Town’s first community-built playground is constructed within Heritage Park.  
  • Mornings with the Mayor program begins.  
  • Flyover bridge portion of Phase I of the Morriss/Gerault Improvements Project at Gerault and FM 2499 is completed. 
2013

2014

  • Senior Center groundbreaking at corner of West Windsor Drive and Long Prairie Road.    
  • FMPD launched its bike patrol program.  


2015
  • Hound Mound Dog Park groundbreaking.                                                                                         
  • Senior Center grand opening at the corner of West Windsor Drive and Long Prairie Road.            
  • Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Flower Mound groundbreaking.                                                                                   
  • FMFD gets upgrades with a specialized water craft and multi-patient vehicle.                
  •  Gibson Grant Cabin discovery.      
2016
  • Hound Mound Dog Park opens.
  • Midwestern State University breaks ground on new campus in Parker Square.
  • Construction begins on Fire Station No. 6 at 6566 Stonecrest Road.  
  • Accelerant Detection Canine Ziva joins FMFD.
  • DFW Connector Project completed.
  • Town creates Citizen's Academy program.                                                                                       
2017

2018  
  • Grand opening of Heritage Park Phase III.
  • New Town Hall opens.

2019
  • Heritage Park Phase IV is completed
  • K-9 Ares joins the Police Department.