One of the oldest settlements in North Texas, Desoto is a splendid city that offers cozy small town atmosphere and is rich in diversity and cultural arts. It was in 1847, just eleven years after Texas won its independence from Mexico, a few families first settled in the area that is now DeSoto. Curtis Parks, one of the first settlers in the DeSoto area, built his home in 1847. He came from Indiana with his wife Amelia.
Today, nestled among trees and the rolling hills of southwestern Dallas County, DeSoto features attractive housing, welcoming neighborhoods, a great school system, and splendid parks.