Tarrant County TXGenWeb - Communities, Past and Present

 

 

Tarrant County TXGenWeb

Communities, Past and Present

 

Most of the communities below have links to information in the Hand Book of Texas On-Line (HBoT) which is on the The Texas State Historical Association website.  The following is a work in progress. Population figures from the 2000 census gives you an idea of the size of the communities as they exist today.  The total population for the county is 1,446,219 persons.


Arlington Arlington, originally named Hayter,  is located east of Fort Worth. It is the home of the Texas Rangers baseball team and the original Six Flags Over Texas amusement park, and soon will be the new home of the (Dallas) Cowboys. With a population of 332,969, Arlington is second only to Fort Worth in size. [See HBoT]
Ash Creek Was located near Azle, northwest of Fort Worth.
Athol Original name of Keller.
Avondale Avondale is sixteen miles northwest of Fort Worth. [See HBoT]
Azle Azle is located in the extreme northwest corner of Tarrant County. Population 9,600. [See HBoT]
Bedford Northeast of Fort Worth in the area known as HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford). HEB is a very fast paced, densely populated neighborhood. Population 47,152. [See HBoT]
Benbrook Population 20,208. [See HBoT]
Bethel There were two communities with the name Bethel, the first in south Tarrant County and the other was later located in the eastern area. Neither exist today. [See HBoT]
Birdville Birdville no longer exists. It was our first county seat and was located in the eastern area of present day Haltom City. [See HBoT] - History and Plat Map
Bisbee The community of Bisbee was located about 5 miles northwest of Mansfield, Texas near the present-day intersection of Mansfield Highway and Turner Warnell Road.
Blue Mound Population 2,388. [See HBoT]
Bransford Bransford was located near present day Southlake and no longer exists. [See HBoT]
Briar Briar is located in the northeast area of the county, north of Azle. Population 5,350. [See HBoT]
Burleson Burleson lies across the Tarrant/Johnson County line and is mostly in Johnson County. Population 20,976. [See HBoT]
Camp Bowie Camp Bowie was located in the present day Arlington Heights neighborhood in west Fort Worth. It was a military post established during World War I. Today, there is no trace of it. [See HBoT]
Castleberry [See HBoT]
Colleyville Colleyville is located in the northeast area of the county along State Hwy 26 between North Richland Hills and Grapevine. Population 19,636. [See HBoT]
Como Como is a neighborhood located in western Fort Worth.
Crowley Crowley is located in south Tarrant County just north of Burleson. Population 7,467. [See HBoT]
Dalworthington Gardens Dalworthington Gardens adjoins Pantego and together they are completely surrounded by Arlington. Population 2,186. [See HBoT]
Dido Located in the northeast area of the county, east of Eagle Mountain Lake.
Dove Dove eventually became part of Southlake in the northeast area of the county. [See HBoT]
Edgecliff Village Edgecliff Village is located in south Fort Worth along Interstate-20. Population 2,550. [See HBoT]
Euless Northeast of Fort Worth in the area known as HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford). HEB is a very fast paced, densely populated neighborhood. Population 46,005. [See HBoT]
Enon Enon was located in present day Everman and no longer exists.
Estelle [See HBoT]
Everman Everman is located in southeast Tarrant County. Population 5,836. [See HBoT]
Forest Hill Forest Hill is located along Interstate-20 adjoining southeast Fort Worth. Population 12,949. [See HBoT]
Fort Bird Fort Bird was the first military outpost established in Tarrant County. It was located in the far eastern area of the county, south of present day Euless. [See HBoT]
Fort Worth In 1849 Major Ripley Arnold selected the site at the confluence of the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River for a new military outpost which he named Fort Worth in honor of General William Jenkins Worth. The fort was abandoned just a few short years later and no trace of it exists today. The town continued to thrive. It grew due to cattle industry. Fort Worth has also been affectionatly called Panther City or Cowtown and is known as "Where the West begins." Population 534,694. [See HBoT]
Grand Prairie Grand Prairie lies across the Tarrant/Dallas County line, mostly in Dallas County. Population 127,427. [See HBoT]
Grapevine Grapevine is located in far northeastern Tarrant County. Population 42,059. [See HBoT]
Haltom City Haltom City is located in the center of the county. Population 39,018. [See HBoT]
Handley Handley is now a neighborhood in east Fort Worth. [See HBoT]
Haslet Haslet is located in north Tarrant County. Population 1,134. [See HBoT]
Hayter Original name of Arlington.
Hicks Hicks, eight miles northwest of Fort Worth, no longer exists. [See HBoT]
Hurst Northeast of Fort Worth in the area known as HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford). HEB is a very fast paced, densely populated neighborhood. Population 36,273. [See HBoT]
Indian Oaks (see Lake Worth Village)
Jellico [See HBoT]
Johnson Station Johnson Station, founded by Middleton Tate Johnson was located along Johnson Creek in what is now Founders Park in south central Arlington.  Lt. Col. Johnson and his company of rangers were stationed here from January1848 until they were discharged that December. The end of the Mexican War freed the U.S. Dragoons to return to their duty of protecting settlers from Indian raids. Johnson claimed the ranger station and the surrounding land for himself. (see Marrow Bone Springs and Kaufman Station)
Kaufman Station When then Capt. Middleton Tate Johnson relocated his rangers to the site of a closed trading post at Marrow Bone Springs, the rangers named their new home Kaufman Station after Davis S. Kaufman, one of Texas's new representatives in the U.S. Congress. The name did not stick as most people called the place Johnson's Station.
Keller Originally named Athol, Keller is located in the north area of the county. Population 27,345. [See HBoT]
Kennedale Kennedale is located along Business-287 in southeast area of the county. Population 5,850. [See HBoT]
Lake Worth Lake Worth, also known as Lake Worth Village and once known as Indian Oaks, is located northwest of Fort Worth on the shore of it's namesake, Lake Worth. Population 4,618. [See HBoT]
Lakeside Located on the shore of Lake Worth. Population 1,040.
Mansfield Mansfield is located along US-287 in southeast area of the county. Population 28,031. [See HBoT]
Marrow Bone Springs Site of a short lived trading post established in 1845 by Mathias Travis and Isaac Spence. The following year, this site was occupied by rangers and became known as Johnson Station.
Marshall Creek Located south of the western end of Grapevine Lake.
Mosier Valley Mosier Valley is located in the eastern area of the county, between Arlington and Euless. [See HBoT]
Muriel Muriel was also known as Minter's Church. [See HBoT]
Newark Newark is located at the north end of Eagle Mountain Lake in the northeast corner of the county. Population 887. [See HBoT]
Niles City Niles City was  once the home of Tarrant County's meat packing industry. It's location was in the present day Stockyards District in north Fort Worth. [See HBoT]
North Richland Hills North Richland Hills is located in the northeast area of the county. Population 55,635. [See HBoT]
Oak Grove Oak Grove in located in far south Fort Worth. [See HBoT]
Pantego Pantego adjoins Dalworthington Gardens and together they are completely surrounded by Arlington. Population 2,318. [See HBoT]
Pecan Acres Pecan Acres is located east of Eaglemountain Lake.
Peden Peden was on the western shore of Eagle Mountain Lake, two miles north of Azle. [See HBoT]
Pelican Bay Population 1,505.  Located on the shore of Eagle Mountain Lake.
Pleasant Glade Pleasant Glade is located in northeast Tarrant County near present day Colleyville. [See HBoT]
Pleasant Run Pleasant Run is located in northeast Tarrant County near present day Colleyville. (see article on Pleasant Glade)
Polytechnic Heights
Polytechnic Heights was the community surrounding Polytechnic College which is now known as Texas Wesleyan University. The area today is a neighborhood in east Fort Worth known simply as Poly.
Primrose Primrose, ten miles southwest of Fort Worth, no longer exists. [See HBoT]
Rendon Rendon is a present day unincorporated community in far south Tarrant County which is destined to become absorbed by Fort Worth. Population 9,022.
Retta Retta is a tiny community on the Tarrant/Johnson County line and is due south of Rendon. [See HBoT]
Richland Hills Richland Hills is located in the middle of the county between Haltom City and Hurst. Population 8,132. [See HBoT]
River Oaks River Oaks is located northwest of Fort Worth and southeast of Lake Worth. Population 6,985. [See HBoT]
Roanoke Roanoke in located southwest of Grapevine Lake. Population 2,810.
Saginaw Saginaw is located north of Fort Worth along Business-287. Population 12,374. [See HBoT]
Sansom Park Village Sansom Park Village is located to the northwest between Fort Worth and Lake Worth. Population 4,181. [See HBoT]
Smithfield Smithfield has been absorbed by North Richland Hills. [See HBoT]
Southlake Southlake is located south of Grapevine Lake. Population 21,519. [See HBoT]
Spring Garden The Spring Garden Community was located in northeast Tarrant County near present-day Bedford and Euless. History
Sublett Sublett was located is far south present day Arlington. [See HBoT]
Tarrant Tarrant was located in what is now Euless. [See HBoT]
Tate Springs [See HBoT]
Trophy Club Trophy Club is located southwest of Grapevine Lake.
Village Creek [See HBoT]
Watauga Watauga is located in north Tarrant County. Population 21,908. [See HBoT]
Watson Watson was located in what is now east Arlington.
Webb The community of Webb is located in far southeast Tarrant County near Joe Pool Lake. [See HBoT]
Weatland Westland, in far southwest Tarrant County, no longer exists. [See HBoT]
Westlake Westlake is located southwest of Grapevine Lake.
Westover Hills Westover Hills is located west of Fort Worth. Population 658. [See HBoT]
Westworth Village Westworth Village is located west of Fort Worth. Population 2,124. [See HBoT]
White Settlement White Settlement is located west of Fort Worth. Population 14,831. [See HBoT]

 

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