Peters Colony
Historical Society

of Dallas County, Texas
P.O. Box 110846
Carrollton, Texas 75011-0846
Organized September 21, 1971


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Welcome to the Peters Colony Historical Society

 of Dallas County.


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Information about our next meeting:

Dear Fellow Members,

Our meeting on Monday, April 11, 2022 will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake, 1700 Keller Springs Road, Carrollton, TX 75006 in the small environmental meeting room at the back of the library.

This month, Ann Christman, the Chair of the Keenan Cemetery Subcommittee, will present an update on the cemetery preservation efforts. She was involved with the presentation that was given to the Farmers Branch city council a couple of years ago. She will also be talking to us about the upcoming "Encounters From the Past" event at Keenan Cemetery later this month. See details below. The beautiful flyer promoting this event is attached to this email. It has been suggested that Peters Colony Historical Society have a table at the event.

Per our bylaws, April is the month when we vote for officers for the next society year. Please let one of the current officers know if you are willing to serve for the society year 2022-2023. The new officers will be installed in May.

Upcoming Events:

  • Encounters From the Past - Farmers Branch Keenan Cemetery, Friday, April 29, 2022, 7p.m. - 9 p.m. $5 per person, children 6 and under free; pre-registration is requested. Meet many of the deceased citizens of North Texas who have helped to shape Farmers Branch into the community it is today. This lamp-lit tour will feature costumed actors taking on the roles of these prominent citizens during an evening of storytelling, history, and family fun. Tours depart every 15 minutes. Click the link below and scroll down to April 29th where you can choose your desired tour time to register for this event.


Our remaining spring 2022 meeting date is May 9 when we will have our annual Show & Tell meeting. Stay tuned for information about our interesting fall meetings. The speakers for the September, October, and November meetings have all been booked and confirmed.


Beth Wood                     

President, Peters Colony Historical Society                         



We are an organization that has worked diligently since September, 1971 to preserve the history of the Peters Colony settlers of Dallas County and their descendants. 

The Peters Colony Historical Society (PCHS) publishes a journal called Elm Fork Echoes.  It was initially published semi-annually and is now published annually.  The society has also sponsored the publication of the book Elm Fork Settlement: Farmers Branch and Carrollton which was compiled and written by Georgia Myers Ogle. It has been republished and is available for purchase from PCHSDC. 

The Peters Colony Historical Society meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from September through May (except December). The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in Carrollton at the Josey Ranch Lake Public Library, 1700 Keller Springs Road on the southwest corner of Josey and Keller Springs.                      ...Read more....



We encourage you to attend our meetings. Guests are welcome and dues which are minimal go towards preservation projects.

The Society mission and vision are:

  • To arouse interest in the past, especially the history of the Carrollton, Farmers Branch, and surrounding areas.

  • To collect, preserve, and disseminate historical information such as genealogies, directories, papers and pamphlets, manuscript material, relics and material objects illustrative of life, events, conditions, and activities past to present.

  • Cooperation with officials, Societies or Associations in assuring the preservation of the records and archives of the community as well as preservation of historic buildings, monuments, markers, and trails.


Activities of the Peters Colony Historical Society

  • Publication of Historical Journals

  • Monthly Guest Speakers

  • Participation in Local Community Programs

  • Involvement with the Historical section in the Josey Ranch Lake Library

  • Elm Fork Echoes Yearly Publication that preserves facts and stories of yesteryear.
    Peters Colony Historical Society of Dallas County is a non-profit organization.

Tax deductible donations are used for the preservation of local area projects, including historical buildings, monuments, trails, markers, and the records and archives of the community.


See Membership Information & Constitution for more information


Peters Colony Historical Society of Dallas County is a non-profit organization.
Copyright 2003-2007.  All rights reserved.  Contact: Edward L. Williams

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