Welcome to the City of McLendon-Chisholm
Residents who were seeking zoning protection to their rural type communities incorporated as McLendon-Chisholm on October 18, 1969. McLendon-Chisholm began as two separate communities, each of which was named for a prominent landowning family in the early 1850s.
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The next City Council meeting is a Budget Work Session scheduled for Monday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. The City Council generally meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. There are occasional exceptions to the regular meeting schedule. Click here to view City Council Agendas.
The Planning and Zoning Commission generally meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. There are occasional exceptions to the regular meeting schedule. The next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM, Thursday, August 4, 2016. Click for links to agendas.
If you are interested in serving on Planning and Zoning Commission or Board of Adjustment, click here for an application. There are currently two vacancies for Alternate to the Board of Adjustment.
City of McLendon-Chisholm Outdoor Burn Guidelines.
Click Here for the approved Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budgets.
Click Here for the City Administrator’s recap of the last City Council Meeting. These are not minutes.
**Agendas and Minutes are posted on the Documents Page**
McLendon derived its name from P.A. McLendon. About 1870 P.A. McLendon, a large land owner built a store, gin, and blacksmith shop, starting the beginning of the community. This was a thriving neighborhood in the midst of an area where there was rich blackland soil that produced an abundance of cotton. In the beginning, there was a church and school.
The land which was the townsite of Chisholm, was given to a veteran of the Mexican War, King Latham in 1847. Enoch Parson Chisholm purchased 200 acres from Latham in 1856 and a few years later, 600 acres for $2.00 per acre. In 1886, the town of Chisholm was platted. Chisholm derived its name from Enoch Parson Chisholm and from his brother, B. Frank Chisholm, a colonel in the Civil War. Mr. Chisholm organized the Chisholm Methodist Church in his home in 1871. The community had two small school buildings, which were combined and formed Berry Creek Academy in 1886. A Chisholm post office was opened in 1891 and closed in 1905.