One of my favorite little North East Texas Towns is Honey Grove, Texas. For a small town, it has one of the biggest downtown areas I’ve seen that still has many of its old row buildings still standing. There’s so much character and history in these old buildings. Below are a few of the buildings I’ve documented so far. Over time I will add more images.
Honey Grove, Texas – Quick History
The area of Honey Grove was discovered by David Crockett while camping in the area. He was on his way to meet up with Texas Army at San Antonio in 1836. He sent letters back to Tennesse telling everyone that area had an abundance of honey-filled trees. And that’s how the town got its name. In 1837 Samuel Erwin became the first settler in the area. He and David Crockett were good friends and are considered important to the town’s founding.
Buildings of Downtown Honey Grove, Texas
I’ve only figured out a few buildings downtown. Businesses are mentioned but not where they were located or what building was or their history. I’d like to find that information out. If anyone knows more please contact me or comment below.
The Marcum Building
Dr. Marcum served the community as a doctor for decades. At one time the building was used as a dance hall in the early 1900s. Sadly, the back half of the building collapsed. It looks to be gutted now but stabilized. At some point, the building may be restored. According to public records, the building was built in 1885.
As to the rest of buildings, I haven’t a clue. If you know any more about the buildings, please let us know.
About the Images
The buildings were photographed on an early afternoon on a gloomy day. I used my Sony a6000 and my Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens. The images were then edited with Adobe Lightroom CC, Topaz Labs Denoise AI , Topaz Labs Sharpen AI, and Luminar AI to clean up the images.