Stony & Drop. Two Towns in Denton County, Texas
Stony, Tx - is on Farm Road 2622, 10 miles west of Denton in far West Denton County. The name came from the stoney and rocky terrain in the area.
Drop, Tx - is on Farm Road 1384, 4 miles Northwest of Justin in Southwest Denton County. According to the Texas State Historical Association, Drop's name was originally supposed to be "Dewdrop" but after finding out that another town already had that name they settled simply on "Drop".
Driving through Stony and Drop felt more like a natural gas & oil tour of the Barnett Shale - Not a Once Upon a Town adventure. I didn't find any people to talk to (except some chickens) and most of the older buildings are gone or restored. There was once a pretty good dry weather crossing, but even that has a new bridge.
- Patti Nelson Bandy (Photographer)