McLendon-Chisholm, located 30 miles east of Dallas, became a Texas city in October of 1968. The city began as two seperate communities: McLendon and Chisholm. McLendon, named after landowner P.A. McLendon who built a combination store, cotton gin, and blacksmith shop, was settled in 1870 and was home to about 150 residents. Chisholm was also named after a local landowner, Enoch Parson Chisholm. The settlement of about 200 people was officially platted in 1886 and it housed a store, a post office, a school, and the Chisholm Methodist Church. Towards the end of the 1960s, in an attempt to preserve their rural lifestyles, the communities merged together in order to get zoning protection by the state of Texas.
By the middle of the 1970s, the new city had about 170 total residents, but the population would slowly increase as the next few decades passed. Today there are almost 2,000 people that proudly call the city home.
Because McLendon-Chisholm is only about six miles southeast of Rockwall, it is becoming a popular place for families and empty nesters alike who are looking for a quaint, quiet town with the pleasures of a big city right down the road. Residents enjoy having the luxuries of the Town East Mall Shopping Center and the Audubon Village Shopping Center, both within 15 miles from their front doors. In addition, there are two museums, a campground, a couple of large libraries, and more than four dozen parks within minutes as well. In 2015, the city held its first annual Country Fest in October. The festival was a great success and all proceeds went to the city’s Volunteer Fire Department. However, the most popular convenience by far is Lake Ray Hubbard being less than twenty minutes down Hwy 205.
People in town say they couldn’t be happier with their lives and never plan to leave. If you were planning a vacation or need to make an emergency flight out, have no worries because McLendon-Chisholm is only 10 miles from the Mesquite Metro Airport and less than an hour’s drive to the DFW International Airport.
McLendon-Chisholm has a number of close-knit communities, all with an extremely low crime rate. The people are friendly, oftentimes getting together for a neighborhood barbeque or family softball game. Some of the popular communities in the city include Sonoma Verde, Kensington Park, Chisholm Crossing, and Glen Acres, which is a favorite among the city’s empty nesters.
Students in McLendon-Chisholm attend Rockwall Independent School District, which was rated “academically acceptable” by the Texas Education Agency in 2009. Rockwall ISD has a total of 19 schools, all of which have “met standard” by the TEA, and are well known for their athletic programs and accomplishments.
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