Open Infra Community Feature – Pilot Point, Texas

Pilot Point, Texas

Today’s spotlight is on Pilot Point TX, where just shy of 1000 homeowners are served by Open Infra’s fiber network. 

A 3.4 square mile town in North Texas’s horse country, Pilot Point is a historical Texas Main Street City that dates back two years before Denton County was formed.

The early settlement, which is the county’s oldest, took shape in 1845 when settlers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri began building homes around the then-called “Pilot’s Point” in Cross Timbers.  Those who migrated to the area were attracted by its abundant timber and fertile plains for farming and livestock, as well as nearby Dripping Springs as a source of freshwater and camping grounds.

Located on an oak-covered hill with a cottonwood tree that initially served as a Native American landmark, Pilot Point’s picturesque city square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts tons of cultural attractions.

Here are some key facts about Pilot Point if you’re thinking of moving or visiting:

  • TEA-ranked schools with multiple state championships in football and softball make Pilot Point one of the best school districts in the area.
  • Pilot Point’s first newspaper The Post was established on August 31, 1878. It was later replaced by The Post-Signal, which still serves Pilot Point and surrounding areas. 
  • Pilot Point is home to more than 25,000 horses and 300 ranches, many of which can be visited through the North Texas Horse Country Tour.
  • If you love the outdoors you’ll find plenty to do and see in the lush Ray Roberts Lake State Park, including a 20-mile multiuse trail that connects Lewisville Lake and Lake Ray Roberts.
  • There are countless festivals and concerts in Pilot Point all year long, making it the perfect destination for music buffs!
  • July and August are the hottest and wettest months in Pilot Point, with October, April, and May being the most pleasant.
  • Between visiting historical attractions in the commercial center, hungry diners can sample Pilot Point’s vibrant culinary scene, which ranges from traditional Mexican fare to upscale Italian.

While we won’t be able to cover all the details about Pilot Point with a single blog, we hope we’ve piqued your interest enough to explore it on your own!

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