Caddo and Comanche tribes inhabited the area that we now know as Allen until European/American immigrants arrived. There is a historical marker along State Highway 5 commemorating the last conflict in the area. Allen was named after Ebenezer Allen, a former attorney general of Texas and one of the promoters of the Houston and Texas Central Railroads which ran alongside the town. Allen was officially incorporated in 1953, with US I 75 built 7 years later, having a similar impact on Allen’s future as the railroad did 100 years prior, consistently bringing more people and resources to the growing town.
Watters Crossing, Custer Meadows, Twin Creeks, Montgomery Farm, Quail Run, North Bethany Estates, Starcreek, Beacon Hill, etc.
Allen has 18 elementary schools (Anderson, Rountree, Preston, etc), 3 middle schools (Curtis, Ereckson, Ford) and 1 high school (Allen High)
Allen is full of places to be, whether it’s shopping and dining outdoors at Watter’s Creek, or walking the trails of Celebration Park or Collin Square Greenbelt. Allen Event Center, Ford Pool, and Allen Commons Ice Rink are just a few more of the many amenities in Allen.