Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce is to serve the community by encouraging activities as well as an environment that enhance the business community, agricultural interests, and the quality of life in Honey Grove, Texas.

The Chamber meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Crockett Room of the Hall-Voyer Foundation at 540 N. 6th Street, Honey Grove, Texas


The annual Hwy 82/287 Yard Sale is happening again this year!!  June 3rd and 4th  Honey Grove will be participating in the Junk in the Trunk sale this year by renting one or two day spaces on the square to those that chose to set up on the square instead of at their homes.  If you want to reserve a space please click HERE to purchase your one or two day pass online. If you would like to print out and either mail in or drop off at Eagerly Sought please click HERE.  If you want your sale listed on the MAP please click HERE to fill out the FREE ONLINE LISTING of your sale.  Must have a Honey Grove mailing address to qualify.



January - and on is our Membership drive months!  Become a member TODAY by filling out the membership application and mailing it in, or you can stop by Eagerly Sought in Downtown Honey Grove Tue-Sat 10-5 and get signed up.  Click HERE to be taken to the printable application.  You may also use our online store to join the Chamber if you like, by clicking HERE.


Please click HERE to sign up for our email subscriber list.


Click HERE for more information about the QUILT TRAIL in Fannin County and Honey Grove specifically.

There is now an updated DRIVING TOUR and WALKING TOUR you can take in Honey Grove!
 Click HERE for more details about the history of Honey Grove!


The Chamber banquet held at the high school on April 16 was well attended and a lot of fun.  Kudos to banquet chairperson Patti Hicks and her team on planning and organizing the evening, with the theme of "When Cotton Was King."

We all enjoyed the music provided by the Red River Roundup, and as a special treat our own Meredith Puckett performed a few songs.

A delicious buffet was served by Fat Boys BBQ out of Cooper.

The Business of the Year Award went to Edwards Country Meat and Produce, which Chamber President Brian Owen described as a business providing a variety of offering to satisfy customer interests.  Congrats to Albert & Kim Edwards - we are glad to have your establishment in Honey Grove.

The President's Award is given by the Chamber President to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Chamber during the past year.  Brian Owen presented this award to Jay Stephens, who is a Chamber Trustee and who helps out in many ways (including installing many of the new quilt squares in town).

The Citizen of the Year award was presented by Claude Caffee to Lynn Jones.  Claude noted that for many years Lynn Jones has been an advocate for the elderly and those in need in Honey Grove, and that the efforts by Lynn, while unknown to the many, are appreciated so much by those who have received his help, including drives to doctor appointments and much more.  Lynn also volunteers his time in many ways and for many causes, including fish fries and luncheons for families in grief.  As the funeral director at Cooper-Sorrells in Honey Grove, Lynn is supportive and sensitive to the needs of the family in grief and treats the family and friends as neighbors, not just as clients.  Lynn is a member of the board of the Oakwood Cemetery Association and the Allen's Point Church of Christ.  He is also active in raising funds for the Allens Chapel Cemetery Association.  He exhibits the characteristics of a good citizen of Honey Grove, and is well deserving of the award of 2015 Citizen of the Year.

Many thanks to all who attended the banquet and to those who bought tables and contributed items for the silent and live auctions.  The funds raised through this event will be returned to the community in a variety of ways.

If you are not a member of the Chamber, please consider joining.  Membership levels for both individuals and businesses are at the Chamber website, or drop by Eagerly Sought on the Square.
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A little bit of a glimpse on the History of Honey Grove, Texas:

HONEY GROVE, TEXAS. Honey Grove is on U.S. Highway 82 fifteen miles east of Bonham in east central Fannin County. The first Anglo-Americans who settled in the area arrived from Tennessee in 1842. Within a few years a community developed on a rise that provided residents a view of the surrounding countryside, timber on one side and prairie on the other. Near the site in a grove was an apiary from which the community received its name. In 1846 a post office branch opened to serve the growing community. A decade later the population of Honey Grove reached 300. Residents voted to incorporate in 1873. By the mid-1880s the tracks of the Texas and Pacific Railway had reached the community. The railroad established Honey Grove as a retail center and shipping point for area farmers. In 1890 it had a population of 3,000, 100 businesses, seven churches, two schools, two banks, and two weekly newspapers. By the 1890s a prosperous stone quarry was operating just outside the town. The population of Honey Grove in 1914 was 2,800. By the eve of World War I an ice and light plant and a third bank had opened in the city. Subsequently, the population steadily decreased. By the end of World War II Honey Grove had a population of 2,500 and seventy-four businesses. In 1988 it had a reported 1,861 residents and twenty-five businesses and was the second largest town in Fannin County. In 1990 the population was 1,681, and in 2000 it was 1,746.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

W. A. Carter, History of Fannin County, Texas (Bonham, Texas: Bonham News, 1885; rpt., Honey Grove, Texas: Fannin County Historical Society, 1975). Fannin County Folks and Facts (Dallas: Taylor, 1977). Floy Crandall Hodge, A History of Fannin County (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1966).

Honey Grove also has a great Preservation League that works very very hard to preserve and share the History of our Community. You can click on their link HERE to be take to their website.

Even more information about Honey Grove via Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_Grove,_Texas
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Maybe you have noticed that 2015 brought some new businesses around our historic downtown square.  We are happy to welcome them into our town and into our chamber organization. We look forward to our business owners and citizens around the area becoming involved in the activities of the chamber. It is wonderful to see some of our buildings and historic homes being renovated and brought back to life! We are already planning for some really great and wonderful things for Honey Grove come 2016! Be a part of it by joining the Chamber if you have not already.  Click HERE to be taken to the printable application. Even if you can not physically commit to the Chamber, your membership dollars help to make possible the events hosted by the Chamber. We want to grow each event and make it better every year, with your membership support, we can make that a reality.

Click on one of the following links for more information:  EVENT STATUS/UPDATES   MEMBERSHIP  CONTACT US   There are also tabs at the top of the page to direct you as well as a sitemap page, please explore the entire website to become familiar with it.

Below you will find some very nice photographs of Honey Grove, we take great pride in our beautiful homes, Churches and History. We hope you enjoy this pictorial tour of Honey Grove, we are also adding to this on a regular basis.  Hope to see you soon in Honey Grove!
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