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KENNEDALE, TEXAS

Tarrant County, Central Texas North

3239'00"N 9713'05"W (32.650070, -97.218095)

Highway 496
Just S of I-20
10 Miles SE of Fort Worth
SW of Arlington and just S of Lake Arlington
Population: 8,543 Est. (2018)
6,763 (2010) 5,850 (2000) 4,096 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

A mineral-water well is what attracted settlers to the area in the 1860 or 1870s. The town was granted a post office in 1886. Oliver S. Kennedy is the town's namesake. In order to lure the railroad to the town, Kennedy deeded every other lot to the railroad. It paid off when the Southern Pacific built a station and section house in the town.

By 1904 Kennedale's population was 216 people and their school enrolled 91 students. The population was still just over 300 in the mid 1920s. The town got a much-needed economic boost during WWII with the war industries that developed in Tarrant County.

Even into the late the late1940s Kennedale's population was still just 325. By 1955 it had increased to over 1,000 almost doubling to 1,800 by the mid 1960s. The mid 70s showed nearly 3,000 people living there and slow but steady growth has increased it to the current 6,763 (2010).

Kennedale was one of the communities burned by the grassfires in December, 2005.



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Kennedale, Texas Nearby Towns:
Fort Worth the county seat
Arlington
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