Foncine, TX


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995


Foncine is near Farm Road 720 five miles west of McKinney in west central Collin County. The community was named for Foncine Fisher, the daughter of R. C. Fisher, the owner of the community's gristmill, gin, grain elevator, and general store. The community was settled in the early 1890s and had a post office from 1895 to 1901, when the mail sent to McKinney. In 1900 Foncine had 100 residents, a blacksmith, a cotton gin, a general store, and an insurance agent. From 1940 to 1990 its population was reported as twenty.

Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall, Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975). J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh, A History of Collin County (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1958).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

David Minor, “Foncine, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/foncine-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

Place
Foncine
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Collin County
Associated Names

Fisher's Gin

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.17411400°
  • Longitude: -96.75173100°