How it got its name:
Garland was originally called Germantown, in reference to its early settlers, but city officials decided to change it during World War I to the name of the first soldier from the town to die during the war. Raymond Garland died of pneumonia before he shipped out to France, but in 1918, just before the signing of the Armistice, Germantown became Garland.
Did you know?
In the late 1800s and early 1900s Germantown was home to two dairy companies, the Germantown Creamery and Germantown Condensed Milk.