Find Your Dream Property in Parker County
Kiowas and Comanches controlled the area in the late 1840s, when
settlers of European descent began moving into the region on trails
along the Brazos that had previously been established by the Indians.
Immigration to the area was encouraged during the early 1850s by an
outbreak of malaria in Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties, and by the
establishment of the
Butterfield Overland Mail
route in 1855. Under the leadership of Isaac Parker 224 settlers in the
area signed a petition requesting the establishment of a new county,
and in December 1855 the state legislature formed Parker County from
Bosque and Navarro counties. Weatherford was designated as the county
seat, and by 1858 the town had a new two-story brick courthouse
surrounded by a handful of cabins and tents. The agricultural census counted 397
farms and ranches of three acres or larger in the county that year, as
well as more than 14,000 cattle and about 4,000 sheep. "Improved" acres
numbered almost 13,000.
Parker County covers 902 square miles of undulating to hilly land; elevations range from 700 to 1,200 feet above sea level. The county's gently rolling plains, situated mostly in the Rolling Timbers vegetation region, are covered by tall grasses, mesquite, and oak. Elm, walnut, and pecan trees are common along streams and valleys. Temperatures range from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 34° in January, and rainfall averages slightly more than thirty-two inches a year.
The county in 2002 had 3,215 farms and ranches covering 486,658 acres. Cattle, horticultural plants, horses, dairy, peaches, peanuts, and pecans were the chief agricultural products.
Cities of Parker County
The City of Aledo, home of the Bearcats, is a community with a rich heritage and dynamic future. In the late 1800s, Aledo
was first called Parker Station, and then was renamed in 1882 for the
hometown of a railroad official from Aledo, Illinois. Aledo has long
been known as a commercial center for Eastern Parker County with Front
Street lined with many successful businesses in the early 1900s,
including its own bank in 1915.
- Aledo ISD - 4 Elementary Schools, 1 intermediate school, 1 Middle School, & 1 High School.
- 5 city parks
- Historic Downtown with locally owned shops and restaurants.
- Aledo & Weatherford ISDs . Home of Trinity Christian Academy.
- 8 minutes from Loop 820 & 16 minutes from Downtown Ft. Worth & I-35
- Located along I-20 & US Hwy 180. 5.3 miles to downtown Weatherford, 24 miles to downtown Ft. Worth, & 48 miles to DFW Airport.
- Weatherford and Aledo ISDs
- Host of restaurant and retail establishments along with Splash Kingdom Water Park. Future home of Parker County's HEB grocery store and several thousand sq.ft. of additional retail space.
- Home of the Parker County Courthouse completed in 1886.
- Weatherford ISD
- Weatherford College, serves more than 5,700 students.
- Named the Peach Capital of Texas and is celebrated every year at the Parker County Peach Festival
The City of Springtown
The City of Reno
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Updated: 8th December, 2019 12:46 AM.