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AZLE, TEXAS

Tarrant County / Parker County, Central Texas North

32 53' 34" N, 97 32' 12" W (32.892778, -97.536667)

Highway 199
16 miles NW of Fort Worth
16 miles NE of Weatherford
ZIP code 76020
Area code(s) 682, 817
Population: 13,351 Est. (2019)
10,947 (2010) 9,600 (2000) 8,868 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in 1846 with the arrival of Dr. James Azle Steward, the town got a jump start when Ash, Silver and Walnut Creeks were occupied by new arrivals. A post office opened in 1881 under the name O'Bar. Dr. Steward donated land for the townsite in exchange for naming rights. The town had an economy based on what it could raise - and evidently it could raise a lot. Corn, cotton, wheat, sorghum, watermelons, peanuts and fruit crops were grown.

Another contributing industry was dairy farming. By 1920 there were 150 people living in Azle. Growth took off in 1933 when Highway 199 was opened (then Highway 34). The 1940 population was 800 which grew to nearly 6,000 by 1980. The farmland has since given way to housing and the population is over 10,000.

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TX  Tarrant County 1940s Map
Tarrant County 1940s map showing Azle near Parker County line
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Tarrant County Towns

County Seat - Fort Worth
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  • Arlington
  • Avondale
  • Azle
  • Benbrook
  • Birdville First county seat, ghost town
  • Blue Mound
  • Burleson
  • Crowley
  • Dalworthington Gardens
  • Dido ghost town
  • Euless
  • Everman
  • Fort Worth County seat
  • Grand Prairie
  • Grapevine
  • Haltom City
  • Haslet
  • Jellico ghost town
  • Keller
  • Kennedale
  • Mansfield
  • Smithfield ghost town
  • Tarrant ghost town
  • Watauga
  • Webb
  • White Settlement

  • Contiguous Counties:
    Denton County (N) Dallas County (E)
    Ellis County (AE) Johnson County (S)
    Parker County (W) Wise County (NW)



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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