National Register Listings in
Tarrant County, Texas

Allen Chapel AME Church American Airways Hanger and Administration Building Anderson, Neil P., Building Arlington Post Office Austin, Stephen F., Elementary School Bedford School Benton, M. A., House Blackstone Hotel Botts-Fowler House Bratton, Andrew "Cap" and Emma Doughty, House Bryce Building Bryce, William J., House Buchanan-Hayter-Witherspoon House Burnett, Burk, Building Butler Place Historic District Central Handley Historic District Chorn, Lester H. and Mabel Bryant, House Clayton, Lily B., Elementary School Cotton Belt Railroad Industrial Historic District Eddleman-McFarland House Eighth Avenue Historic District Electric Building Elizabeth Boulevard Historic District Fair Building Fairmount-Southside Historic District Fairmount-Southside Historic District (Boundary Increase) Farmers and Mechanics National Bank First Christian Church First National Bank Building Flatiron Building Fort Worth Botanic Garden Fort Worth Club Building-1916 Fort Worth Elks Lodge 124 Fort Worth High School Fort Worth Public Market Fort Worth Recreation Building Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District Fort Worth US Courthouse Fort Worth Warehouse and Transfer Company Building Fortune Arms Apartments Foster, Eldred W., House Grand Avenue Historic District Grapevine Commercial Historic District Grapevine Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Grapevine Commercial Historic District (Boundary Increase) Guinn, James E., School Gulf, Colorado and Sante Fe Railroad Passenger Station Hamilton Apartments Henderson Street Bridge Heritage Park Plaza Hogg, Alexander, School Hotel Texas Hotel Texas (Boundary Increase) Hutcheson-Smith House Inspiration Point Shelter House Jennings-Vickery Historic District Johnson-Elliott House Katy Freight Depot Knight, Elizabeth and Jack, House Knights of Pythias Building Kress Building Leuda-May Historic District Man, Ralph Sandiford and Julia Boisseau, House Marine Commercial Historic District Markeen Apartments Masonic Temple Masonic Widows and Orphans Home Historic District Miller Manufacturing Company Building Montgomery Ward and Company Building Morning Chapel Colored Methodist Episcopal Church Nash, Thomas J. and Elizabeth, Farm Near Southeast Historic District North Fort Worth High School Oakhurst Historic District Oakwood Cemetery Historic District Old Town Historic District Original Town Residential Historic District Our Lady of Victory Academy Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and Parsonage Our Mother of Mercy School Oxsheer, Fountain G. and Mary, House Paddock Viaduct Parker-Browne Company Building Petroleum Building Pioneers Rest Cemetery Pollock-Capps House Ponton, Dr. Arvel and Faye, House Ridglea Theatre Riverside Baptist Church Riverside Public School Rogers, Will, Memorial Center Rogers-O'Daniel House Saint James Second Street Baptist Church Sanger Brothers Building Sanger Brothers Building (1925) Sanguinet, Marshall R., House Sealy, J.L., Building Shannon's Funeral Home Shaw, Thomas and Marjorie, House Sinclair Building South Center Street Historic District South Main Street Historic District South Side Masonic Lodge No. 1114 St. Mary of the Assumption Church St. Patrick Cathedral Complex Tabernacle Baptist Church Tarrant County Courthouse Texas & Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 610 Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., Headquarters US Post Office Van Zandt Cottage Vandergriff Building Vaught House Waggoner, W. T. Building Wallace-Hall House Westbrook, Roy A. and Gladys, House Westover Manor Wharton-Scott House Woman's Club of Fort Worth, The Woolworth, F. W., Building
The Alamo, a mission in San Antonio, is perhaps the most famous historical site in Texas. It was the site of a key battle during the Texas Revolution in 1836.
Tarrant County, Texas, has a significant place in the history of the Lone Star State. The area was initially inhabited by indigenous tribes before European exploration and settlement. In the mid-19th century, the region became part of the Republic of Texas after gaining independence from Mexico.

Tarrant County was established in 1849 and named after Edward H. Tarrant, a military leader during the Texas Revolution. The county experienced significant growth and development throughout the 19th century, fueled by factors such as the expansion of railroads, cattle ranching, and the discovery of oil.

During the 20th century, Tarrant County continued to flourish and adapt to changing times. It became an important hub for transportation, commerce, and industry. The county's largest city, Fort Worth, emerged as a major center for cattle trading and eventually diversified into a vibrant economic and cultural hub.

Today, Tarrant County is one of the most populous counties in Texas, encompassing Fort Worth and several other cities and communities. It boasts a diverse economy, encompassing sectors such as aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. Tarrant County is also home to renowned educational institutions, cultural attractions, and recreational opportunities, making it a dynamic and thriving region within the state.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Tarrant County, Texas.

  • Pre-19th Century: The area was inhabited by indigenous tribes, including the Wichita and Comanche, before European settlement.

  • 1849: Tarrant County was officially established and named after Edward H. Tarrant, a military leader in the Republic of Texas.

  • 1850s: Fort Worth, the county seat, began as a military outpost on the Trinity River, providing protection for settlers and serving as a stop on the Chisholm Trail cattle drive route.

  • Late 19th Century: The arrival of the railroad in the 1870s spurred economic growth in Fort Worth and the county. The city became a center for the cattle industry, agriculture, and trade.

  • 20th Century: Tarrant County experienced significant urbanization and diversification. Fort Worth became a major hub for the oil and gas industry, aviation, and defense with the establishment of military bases.

  • Civil Rights Era: Tarrant County, like many regions in the United States, faced challenges and changes during the civil rights movement, with efforts to achieve racial equality and social progress.

  • Modern Times: Tarrant County continues to thrive as a major economic and cultural center in Texas. It is home to a diverse population and industries such as healthcare, finance, technology, and education.