Site Map &
the Peters Colony Historical Society
Come and join us !!!
Information about our next meeting:
We are an
organization that has worked diligently since September, 1971 to
preserve the history of the Peters Colony settlers of Dallas County and
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.
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
with the Historical section in the Josey Ranch Lake Library
Fork Echoes – Yearly Publication that preserves facts and stories
Peters Colony Historical Society of Dallas County is a non-profit organization.
donations are used for the preservation of local area projects, including historical buildings, monuments, trails, markers, and the records and archives of the community.
Membership Information &
Constitution for more information