Manuscript Vertical Files

Collection Number: MVF 28-09

Accession Number: 0910-159

Item(s): Envelope addressed to Breckinridge, Dallas County, 1859.


Donor: Jan Hart

Date Received: June 7, 2010 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


The file contains an envelope addressed to Breckinridge, Dallas County. Breckenridge was a small settlement in northeast Dallas County, about 10 miles northeast of downtown Dallas. It was settled during the 1850s and prospered for a time. In 1873, the railroad came through a few miles north at Richardson. The post office and most of the businesses at Breckinridge moved to Richardson and the settlement faded away.