Have you ever wondered about the history of Frisco, and whether there is any connection between the our name and the city of San Francisco?
The History of Frisco
The town of Lebanon was founded along a trail used for driving cattle north from Austin knows as the Preston Trail, which later became Preston Road. Lebanon was centered about 4 miles east of the current downtown Frisco and was granted a U.S. Post office in 1860.
In 1902, the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was built running near Lebanon but required watering holes at lower elevation than the town was sitting. So the watering holes were built about 4 miles west at lower elevation and the town followed.
The community, which grew around the train stop, was to be called Emerson. But that name was rejected by the U.S. Postal service because it was too similar to another Texas town. Instead, the residents chose Frisco City, naming their new home after the St. Louis-San Francisco railway which had brought them there. Eventually, the name was shortened to “Frisco.”
The current Frisco logo, which you may have notice looks similar to a railroad sign, reflects that heritage and history.