Welcome to the Paradise Historical Society Website!

Since its inaugural meeting in June of 2000, the Paradise Historical Society has investigated the history of Paradise, Texas and surrounding communities. The mission of the Society is to preserve our unique historic identity through stewardship, education, and leadership.

We encourage the public to attend our bi-monthly meetings the second Tuesday of odd months. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are held at the Paradise United Methodist Church, located at 301 South Oak Street.

2015 Bi-Monthly Meeting & Event Schedule

All regular bi-monthly meetings for the Paradise Historical Society are held at the Methodist Church, 301 South Oak Street, Paradise, TX 76073. We have an exciting group of guest speakers scheduled this year. Meetings are open to the public and admission is free. 

Please join us in welcoming our guest speakers on the following evenings:

April 2015:

Fri, April 10th @ Noon
Dedication ceremonies for the "Old Town Paradise" State Historical Marker

The marker will be placed near the Paradise water tower which is located in the midst of where the Old Town Paradise Square was located back when the town of Paradise received it's first post office in 1876.  The little town, once called Eldorado by it's founding members, had stores, shops, saloons, wood shops, churches, a newspaper, blacksmith and other businesses during it's early years.  When the railroad came through the area in 1893, the town literally packed up and moved buildings and all to the existing location of Paradise.  Not much remains in "Old Town Paradise", but it's local significance is historically recognized and dedicated to the future health and growth of our community.

Forty children from the Paradise Elementary School will be joining our dedication ceremony, many who have recently studied the significance of other State Historical Markers in Wise County.  Your presence will be greatly appreciated as we unveil another piece of Wise County history.

Ms. Gibson, Paradise Elementary School Principal, has graciously given her permission for you to park in the School parking lot during the dedication. Hope to see you there April 10th.

May 2015:

Tues, May 12th: Bob Johnson will speak about the progress of the Wise County Veteran's Museum.

July 2015: 

Tues, July 14th: Patti Gillespie will speak from the Wise County Genealogical Society. 
16 Death Records that Will Solve Your Research Dilemma

Sept 2015: 

Details coming soon.

Nov 2015:

Details coming soon.


Renewal Memberships are due in January, but NEW membership is accepted throughout the year. Please complete a new membership form and submit it along with the $10 for annual dues. Please make checks payable to: Paradise Historical Society. Membership renewals will be accepted by mail to: Paradise Historical Society, 4170 FM 2123, Paradise, TX 76073

Individuals over 80, complimentary membership is available upon request!



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