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The Colony is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas. The population was 36,328 at the 2010 census.

History
The Colony is located within, and derives its name from, the original Peters Colony lands, on the site of the Hedgcoxe War.[The Colony did not exist before 1969, when home developers Fox and Jacobs (since purchased by Centex) purchased most of the land located around State Highway 121 and Farm to Market Road 423. They planned the development of a new "dream city" modeled after the city of Dallas, consisting primarily of single-family homes grouped as a "colony". The homes were served by a municipal utility district formed to bring water, electricity (via Texas Power and Light), cable television (via Lakeside CATV) and telephone service (via Southwestern Bell).In 1976, one of the original homeowners associations petitioned the city of Frisco to remove the area from its extraterritorial jurisdiction.[citation needed] A vote was held in January 1977, and the City of The Colony was officially incorporated at that time (the name Colony was already in use, and thus the current name with the definite article was chosen). In 1987, the small lakeside community of Eastvale and The Colony voted to merge.[citation needed] The town has grown significantly since then.

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