Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Post Number: 627
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 02:19 pm: |
Decades ago there was a gravel road that zig-zagged through the county southwest of the original town of Frisco. Anecdotal information tells us that the Denton County sheriff at the time decided to give that road a name and he chose “4th Army Memorial Road.” He might have had a military connection in some way, but the Fourth Army itself has no historical connection to North Texas (it started in New York and then transferred to the west coast). The Fourth Army was never deployed in combat; it was in charge of homeland defense and training soldiers. The “Memorial” portion of the name might have referred to the fact that the Fourth Army was disbanded and consolidated with the Fifth Army in 1971.
About six months ago, the City renamed the road to “4th Army Drive” because the original name was too long for standard street name signs.