Farmers Branch, Texas
Extensive advertising by the Texas Land and Emigration Co. in 1845-50 made this part of Peters' Colony the best-known of all Texas settlements at the time. Many Dallas County firsts have been credited here, including the first church, school, and blacksmith shop. The population in 1946 was 800 and the city's growth parallels most Dallas suburbs. More than 60 Fortune 500 companies office here, as well as, the Home of Brookhaven College. Seventy-eight furniture and home accessory stores offer residential and commercial furniture buyers a variety of opportunities along the Miracle Mile of Furniture between Alpha and Midway Roads.