Fire and Water Damage Restoration in Melissa, TX
Learn about Melissa:Melissa is located seven miles northeast of McKinney just off State Highway 75, in north central Collin County. From this community came many individuals and families who have been prominent in the business and professional life of Collin County. Some of the first settlers came from the old Highland community, which is located two and one half miles north of the present day Melissa. It was here that C.H. Wysong settled as early as 1846. A Post Office was established and Isaac N. Foster became the first Postmaster on September 9, 1853. The location of the Post Office was located at Foster Crossing about 3 miles north of Melissa.
The rich soils of the Blackland Prairie and the waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River attracted settlers to the area in the 1840s, when the Peters Colony was opened to settlement. In 1872 the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was built through the community and the town of Melissa was laid out. Many of the residents of Highland, which was not on the railroad route, moved to the new location. The pioneers who settled near Melissa were Dr. William Throckmorton, R. E. Moore, G. W. Taylor, T. M. Scott, John and William Fitzhugh, Albert Sherley, Lewis Shirley, James M. Graves, Hogan Witt, John Coffman, Thomas Rattan, Josiah Nichols, Jesse Martin, John M. Nicholson, Lindsey Lewis, J. M. Kincaid and the Orenduffs.
Sources disagree as to the origin of the name of the town. Some state that Melissa was named for Melissa Quinlan, daughter of George A. Quinlan, an official of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, while others say that it received its name for Melissa Huntington, daughter of C. P. Huntington, a prominent railroad executive. On May 16, 1873, James R. Rogers was appointed to be Melissa's first Postmaster.
In 1886 Melissa had a flourmill, two cotton gins that shipped 3,000 bales of cotton annually and several business houses. It became a stop on the Interurban (The Texas Electric Railway), linking Dallas and Denison in 1908. This transportation network made Melissa a commercial and community center for area farmers. By 1914 its population had reached 400. Unlike many rural communities in Texas, Melissa had electric lights, a telephone exchange, and paved roads before 1920. It also had five churches, a large school, and a number of businesses, including a bank.
A tornado struck the town on April 13, 1921, killing thirteen people, injuring fifty-four, and demolishing many homes and businesses. Eight years later, August 8, 1929, a fire destroyed many of the buildings that had been rebuilt after the tornado.
The Great Depression, the mechanization of farming, and job opportunities in the Dallas metropolitan area after World War II further slowed community growth. The population of Melissa declined from a high of 500 in 1925 to 285 in 1949. In 1966 it was 375. Melissa was incorporated in the early 1970s. In 1980 it had a population of 604 and nine businesses. In 1990 its population was 557.
Dalworth Restoration offers restoration services including: water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, contents cleaning and other related services in Melissa, TX. We are a full service restoration and construction company licensed to work in Melissa, TX and surrounding areas.
Our restoration crews know exactly what to do when damage requires restoration and our experts will make certain that all the building codes and standards are adhered to as we rebuild your residence or place of business in Melissa. We also provide insurance billing for your convenience. Dalworth Restoration will make sure all the required insurance billing codes are correct when we file the paperwork for your restoration emergency.
Dalworth Restoration is a family owned and operated restoration company servicing the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1976. We offer free inspection and estimates in Melissa, TX so, if you have a disaster in your home or business, call us NOW at 817-203-2944!!!
Customer Reviews from Melissa
Mckay P from Melissa, TX
Apr 13th, 2015
The two men were very nice and did a great job. I am sorry I did not get their names.