McCurley, TX

By: Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 23, 2020

McCurley was two miles southeast of the town of Lake Dallas in Denton County. It was named for the McCurley brothers, who settled there in the 1850s. A school district probably existed as early as the 1880s. In 1936 McCurley had a rural school and a separate school for Blacks. The community was submerged by the waters of Lewisville Lake in the 1950s. In 1984 a Texas Historical Commission marker for the McCurley Cemetery was placed in nearby Lewisville.

Mary Jo Cowling, Geography of Denton County (Dallas: Banks, Upshaw, 1936). Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin.


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Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell, “McCurley, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 04, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 23, 2020