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.