Churches in zip code 75254 include: Spring Valley United Methodist Church (A), CME Christian Chapel (B), White Rock Chapel Church (C), Spring Valley Church (D), Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (E), Mount Pisgah Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
The land occupied by Addison was settled as early as 1846 when Preston Witt built a house near White Rock Creek. In 1902 the community named itself Addison, after Addison Robertson, who served as postmaster from 1908 to 1916. The first industry was a cotton gin, opening in 1902 on Addison Road.
The community was formerly known as Noell Junction after settler Sidney Smith Noell, after whom Noel Road and Knoll Trail are named.
The City of Addison was incorporated on June 15, 1953. The first mayor of Addison was M. W. Morris, and the aldermen were Guy Dennis, Robert W. Wood, J. E. Julian, Jr., Dr. H. T. Nesbit, and Seldon Knowles. In 1982 the name was changed to "Town of Addison".
Today, Addison is the result of explosive growth of business since the 1980s. Though Addison has only slightly over 13,000 residents, daytime population is estimated at over 100,000.
With more than 170 restaurants, there is a restaurant for every 79 Addison residents. Addison is a popular location for many Dallas-area restaurants because Addison allows restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink, while many nearby municipalities do not. Addison has 22 hotels, featuring a total of at least 4,000 hotel rooms and meeting facilities.
Because of Addison's overwhelmingly commercial atmosphere, residents of Addison enjoy a unique lifestyle not common in other suburbs. In 2005, the town of Addison introduced a wireless Internet network covering most of the town. Though use costs a nominal fee, the network works to drive businesses and serves its residents.
Residents and visitors can enjoy many Addison attractions. There are special events in Addison 29 weekends of the year.The WaterTower Theatre produces plays and musicals and hosts the annual Out of the Loop Festival. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum houses a collection of aircraft since World War I. Addison Circle Park, built in the early 2000s, is a venue for several seasonal outdoor events, such as the University of North Texas' North Texas Jazz Fest, "Addison Artfest," Oktoberfest, and the food exposition "Taste Addison". The Addison Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant brings in some of the most acclaimed comedic talent in the region.