Whitesboro is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,793 at the 2010 census. Whitesboro is named for its founder, Ambrose B. White.
It is part of the Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Prominent Houston attorney Joe Rollins (1918–2008) practiced law in Whitesboro in the 1950s.
Location of Whitesboro, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°39′35″N 96°54′22″W|
The first settler in the area was Robert Diamond but beginning of the settlement of Wolfpath began with the arrival of Ambrose B. White and his family in 1848. The Butterfield Overland Mail route used White's Westview Inn as the Diamond Station on its trail from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast from 1858 to 1861. A post office, under the name Whitesborough, began operations there in 1860.
After the Civil War, Whitesborough grew into a frontier town where female residents were prohibited from leaving their homes on Saturday nights because shootings were so common. Whitesborough had a population of 500, saloons, several stores, and other businesses when it was incorporated on June 2, 1873. By 1879, it had a bank, a newspaper, and train service from Denison, Texas on a line from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. In 1887, it altered the spelling of its name to Whitesboro.
Whitesboro is located at
33°39′35″N 96°54′22″W (33.659612, -96.905999). Most of the city lies in Grayson County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.
The City of Whitesboro is served by the Whitesboro Independent School District.