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This is a GENEALOGY and FAMILY HISTORY website.
Welcome! This website focuses on genealogy and history pertaining to Tarrant County, Texas and is part of the TXGenWeb Project. Your County Coordinator is Rob Yoder. We certainly hope that you enjoy your visit. Check back often to see what has been added or updated.
website is continually growing as we upload new pages, but we
still need your help! Contact us if you would like to
contribute Tarrant County material or if you would consider
becoming a volunteer to perform look-ups from
publications in your possession.
County, located in North Central Texas, was carved out of
Navarro County in 1849. In August 1841 General Edward H.
Tarrant ordered a military outpost built near Village Creek.
The post, named Fort Bird after Captain Jonathan Bird, was
abandoned in less than a year. In 1845 the area was beginning
to be settled by the Peter's Colony. In 1849 Major Ripley
Arnold selected the site at the confluence of the Clear Fork
and West Fork of the Trinity River for a new military
outpost which he named Fort Worth in honor of General William
Jenkins Worth, who had won fame in the Mexican War. Birdville
was the first county seat, but an election (reportedly rigged)
moved it to Fort Worth in 1856. Read
more about Tarrant County's history in the Handbook of Texas
Tarrant County is situated in the middle of North Central Texas surrounded by Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Parker and Wise Counties. To visit one of Tarrant's neighbors, click on the desired county on the map above.
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