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Last updated May 27, 2018

History of The Flower Mound Chapter NSDAR

The first meeting of this chapter, the 200th Texas chapter, was held October 10, 2015, in Flower Mound, Texas, during the month celebrating the 125th anniversary of the NSDAR.  The very next day, chapter members participated in the National Day of Service by documenting and photographing the myriad of flowers on “The Flower Mound.” 

“The Flower Mound” is a small cretaceous geologic feature of the Long Prairie area of southwestern Denton County in north central Texas.  The Mound rises 50 feet above the surrounding area and 662 feet above sea level.  The town of Flower Mound actually derives its name from “The Flower Mound” which is covered in an incredible diversity of wildflowers and prairie grasses each spring. 

The Mound was part of a tract of land acquired by John Wizwell and his family in 1844 through a land grant to encourage migration to Texas.  Since the mid-1800s “The Flower Mound” has been privately owned by several families.  In 1970 with the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Act, “The Flower Mound” and its surrounding area was set to be dedicated as Flower Mound New Town, a planned community project.  The project stalled and HUD foreclosed on the development loan.  As a result, a bank and later a community development company took possession of “The Flower Mound.” 

In 1982 Otto Consolvo, a civic-minded citizen, worked tirelessly with the development company to save “The Flower Mound” from ultimate commercial and residential development.  A sale of the land was agreed upon, under two conditions.  First, “The Flower Mound” was to be given to the citizens of the community and not the town government.  Second, the perimeter was to be fenced to further protect the land.  Mr. Consolvo organized the Mound Corporation with other community members to manage the property in perpetuity. 

In 1984 the Mound Foundation worked with the Denton County Historical Commission to submit a proposal to the Texas Historical Commission for a historical marker about “The Flower Mound.”  The historical marker was approved, and the marker was installed in a stone monument in 1985.  The Mound Corporation is now known as The Mound Foundation and still maintains “The Flower Mound.”

For more information on The Flower Mound Chapter NSDAR, contact tfmc.nsdar@gmail.com