|Flower Mound Texas Real Estate|
There are almost as many legends, interpretations, and stories, often contradictory, concerning Flower Mound as there are bluebonnets in Texas.
The very few unchallenged facts are that The Town of Flower Mound Texas derived its name from it and that it is 650 feet above sea level, and rises 50 feet above the surrounding countryside. Texas' eminent historian, the late A.C. Greene, believes the name, Flower Mound, was given to the rise in the 1840s because of an unusual amount of wild flowers that grew on it. This area was part of the great American Black Land Prairie that ran from Canada to the Rio Grande and from the Rockies to the Mississippi. Our immediate area, of which only 1,000 acres remain out of the original 20 million, was part of the Tall Grass Prairie.
Because the early pioneer settlers used Flower Mound as a haymeadow and never plowed, the wild flowers were conspicuously abundant in wet springs. However, wildflowers and native prairie grasses flourish throughout the year on Flower Mound. The Mound Foundation has identified more than 175 species, a hand full of which are included on this website.
Flower Mound is now referred to as The Flower Mound.
Long time resident, Otto Consolvo, spent most of his waking hours attempting to preserve Flower Mound from property development. After many frustrating years, he and the Town Council struck a deal with a developer in 1983 to deed the 12.76 acres of The Mound in perpetuity to the Mound Foundation, a non-profit organization representing the citizens of Flower Mound.
The Mound Foundation was incorporated in August 1983 and is governed by nine trustees. Its purpose is to keep the original character of the site and to promote and encourage educational, scientific, and historical interests, and to maintain and secure "TheFlower Mound". Funds to accomplish this come from donations and from the Town's Community Support Program.
The Flower Mound is located on FM 3040 at the northeast corner of the junction of FM 3040 and FM 2499 next to Tom Thumb.
For more information on the Mound Foundation please contact Alton Bowman of the Mound Foundation at 817.430.1976.
Since it was formed in 1974, the Flower Mound Summit Club has sponsored the longest running community event in Flower Mound - the annual non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service on The Mound. This event has also been supported for many years by The Women of Flower Mound civic club.
- contains information from Town of Flower Mound