32° 45' 26.49" N, 97° 19' 59.45" W (32.757358, -97.333181)
I-20, I30, I-35W
Hwys.377, 81, 287
30 miles from Dallas
259 miles from Houston
187 miles from Austin
262 miles from San Antonio
625 miles from El
Population: 854,113 Est. (2016)
741,206 (2010) 534,697 (2000) 447,619 (1999)
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|Ft Worth Stockyards
1907 postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
on the NW corner of County Courthouse:
"Where the West Begins"
6, 1849, as frontier post of Co. F., 2nd Dragoons, 8th Dept., U.S.
Army. The commander, Maj. Ripley Arnold, named camp for his former
superior officer, Maj. Gen William Jenkins Worth. In 4 years of
operations, the post had but one serious Indian encounter. A town
grew up alongside the fort, as center for supply stores and stagecoach
In 1856 Fort
Worth became county seat of Tarrant
County. A boom started after 1867 when millions of longhorns
were driven through town en route to Red River Crossing and Chisholm
Traill. Herds forded the Trinity below Courthouse Bluff, one block
north of this site. Cowboys got supplies for the long uptrail drive
and caroused in taverns and dance halls. After railroad arrived
in 1876, increased cattle traffic won city the nickname of "Cowtown".
By 1900, Fort Worth was one of world's largest cattle markets.
Population tripled between 1900 and 1910. Growth continued, based
on varied multimillion-dollar industries of meat packing, flour
milling, grain storage, oil, aircraft plants and military bases.
Fort Worth also has developed as a center of culture, with universities,
museums, art galleries, theatres and a botanic garden.
Worth Landmarks / Attractions
and Camp Bowie by Mike Cox
“Cleaning Malaria Fever Haunts about Fort Worth,” read the across-the-page
headline in a twice-monthly publication called Pass in Review, a
civilian-run newspaper printed for soldiers training at Camp Bowie
and three nearby Army air fields.
Worth Area Destinations:
Worth Tourist Information
Worth Convention & Visitor's Bureau
415 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone (817) 336-8791 or (800) 433-5747
Worth Chamber of Commerce
777 Taylor St. #900 Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Phone: (817) 336-2491
Texas Area Destinations:
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& Pacific Railroad Building