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The Cities and communities of Tarrant County, Texas*



Arlington, Avondale, Azle

Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Briar, Burleson

Colleyville, Como, Crowley

Dalworthington Gardens

Eagle Mountain, Edgecliff , Euless, Everman

Forest Hill, Fort Worth (County Seat)

Grand Prairie, Grapevine

Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst

Keller, Kennedale

Lake Worth, Lakeside

Mansfield, Marshall Creek

Newark, North Richland Hills

Oak Grove

Pantego, Pecan Acres, Pelican Bay, Pleasant Glade, Pleasant Run

Rendon, Retta, Richland Hills, River Oaks

Saginaw, Sansom Park, Southlake

Watauga, Webb, Westlake, Westover Hills, Westworth , White Settlement

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Tarrant County, Texas

Government

Tarrant County, Texas

100 E. Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
Phone: 817-884-1111

Fort Worth is the county seat of Tarrant County

Population:

Tarrant County population:
1970 - 715,387
1980 - 861-837
1990 - 1,.170,103
1995 - 1,306,800
1996 - 1,279,700
2000 - 1,446,219

Location:

Tarrant County is situated in the middle of North Central Texas surrounded by Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Parker and Wise Counties.

Other Facts & Figures:

Median Age: 31.6 years (2000)

Per Capita Income: $21,982
Median Household Income: $37,141

Climate:

The county has a moderate climate. There are no very extreme temperatures throughout the year. Snow rarely falls.
Winter range: 30-65
Summer range: 75-95
Annual Rainfall: 31.5

History:

Tarrant County was created from Navarro County in 1849. General Edward H. Tarrant had a fort built here in August of 1841. It was named Fort Bird and was used for less than a year. In 1849, a site was chosen for a new military post that Major Ripley Arnold named Fort Worth. This name was to honor General William Jenkins Worth. The first county seat was Birdville where it remained from 1850 to 1856. In 1856, an election was held to remove the county seat to Fort Worth. The election, though somewhat troubled, gave the seat to Fort Worth. Another election was held several years later, but the results were the same.

Geography:

Land area: 864 square miles
Lakes: 100,000 acres

Genealogy:

US GenWeb for Tarrant County

Libraries:

Fort Worth Public Library
Central Library
500 W. 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-871-7701

Schools:

Links to all the school districts in the county

Economy:

In the beginning, the economy was directly tied to oil and cattle, but that has changed in recent years with much more commercial and industrial business here.

Organizations & Groups

Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce

5001 Denton Highway
Haltom City, Texas 76117
Phone: 817-281-9376
Fax 817-281-9379
Email: chamber@NETarrant.org

Attractions & Other Information

Six Flags over Texas, Fort Worth Zoo, Hurricane Harbor, Fort Worth Cultural District, Texas Rangers Baseball, Sundance Square, Fort Worth Stockyards

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