Honey Grove is a quiet village nestled in some of the most beautiful landscape in the Red River Valley. Tall, lush tree groves give way to
rolling, green prairie along Highway 56, and the town center is full of wonderfully strong stone buildings constructed from locally quarried

Honey Grove was first settled by Americans in the 1840s, though legend has it that Davy Crockett passed by the area on his way to destiny
and called it a 'honey grove' because of the large bee hive he found there. By 1846, Honey Grove had a post office, but it was
incorporated into a city in 1873. It became a market center for the farms in the area, and by 1890 over 3,000 people called Honey Grove
home. In 1930, Honey Grove saw a white lynch mob kill Sam Johnson, a black man, who allegedly killed the town's sheriff in a landlord

In 2000, Honey Grove's population counted 1,746.To read a story from Honey Grove's past, click
here. And enjoy the photos I took on a
warm Spring day!
Despite the appareances from the posted photos, Honey Grove is still one happening little
town. Its Bertha Voyer Memorial Library has a great collection of northeastern Texas history.

Honey Grove sits in the eastern section of Fannin County on TX 56, between
Bonham and Paris.
The refurbished City Hall has a jail attached in the back.
This cool old club is conveniently located next to the city's drunk tank.
"Sweetest Town in Texas"
Some parts of Honey Grove are  the worse for wear.
A very nice lady used to sit inside this junk store almost every day, waiting on someone to buy one of her "treasures," which included gospel
records, tea cups, tupper ware, used luggage, batteries, belt buckles, lamps, wrenches, hats, figurines, etc., etc.
Questions or comments? E-mail me: robin@redriverhistorian.com
Not much to trade anymore.
How to get there
Honey Grove in 1886 via a bird's eye view, Library of Congress.