49 Facts About Fort Worth


Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U S state of Texas and the 13th-largest city in the United States.

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Fort Worth is the city in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

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City of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.

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Fort Worth has historically been a center of the Texas Longhorn cattle trade.

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Nearby Dallas has held a population majority as long as records have been kept, yet Fort Worth has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States in recent years, particularly in the 21st century, nearly doubling its population since 2000.

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Fort Worth is the location of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several museums designed by contemporary architects.

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In January 1849, Worth proposed a line of 10 forts to mark the western Texas frontier from Eagle Pass to the confluence of the West Fork and Clear Fork of the Trinity River.

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Fort Worth became the center of the cattle drives, and later, the ranching industry.

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In 1876, the Texas and Pacific Railway finally was completed to Fort Worth, stimulating a boom and transforming the Fort Worth Stockyards into a premier center for the cattle wholesale trade.

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Newly dubbed the "Queen City of the Prairies", Fort Worth supplied a regional market via the growing transportation network.

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Fort Worth became the westernmost railhead and a transit point for cattle shipment.

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Fort Worth had a knack for separating cattlemen from their money.

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Longtime Fort Worth residents claimed the place was never as wild as its reputation, but during the 1880s, Fort Worth was a regular stop on the "gambler's circuit" by Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday, and the Earp brothers .

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Fort Worth often tended bar at the Cattlemen's Exchange saloon in the "uptown" part of the city.

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Fort Worth was acquitted, but his continued attacks on the Acre accomplished little until 1917.

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Fort Worth was the fastest-growing large city in the United States from 2000 to 2006; it was voted one of "America's Most Livable Communities".

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Fort Worth is located in North Texas, and has a generally humid subtropical climate.

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City of Fort Worth is not entirely contiguous and has several enclaves, practical enclaves, semienclaves, and cities that are otherwise completely or nearly surrounded by it, including: Westworth Village, River Oaks, Saginaw, Blue Mound, Benbrook, Everman, Forest Hill, Edgecliff Village, Westover Hills, White Settlement, Sansom Park, Lake Worth, Lakeside, and Haslet.

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Fort Worth has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen climate classification system and is within USDA hardiness zone 8a.

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Fort Worth is the most populous city in Tarrant County, and second-most populous community within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

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Fort Worth is part of the Bible Belt and as such Christianity is the largest religious group.

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The Baptist community of Fort Worth is dominated by the Southern Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc, National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc, and the Texas Baptists.

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Episcopal or Anglican community in Fort Worth are primarily divided between the Episcopal Church in the United States and Anglican Church in North America.

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The Anglican Communion-affiliated Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was the previous name of the jurisdiction in the area.

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Fort Worth is the episcopal seat of the Central Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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At its inception, Fort Worth relied on cattle drives that traveled the Chisholm Trail.

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Millions of cattle were driven north to market along this trail, and Fort Worth became the center of cattle drives, and later, ranching until the Civil War.

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In 2013, Fort Worth–Arlington ranked 15th on Forbes list of the "Best Places for Business and Careers".

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Fort Worth has the world's first and largest indoor rodeo, world-class museums, a calendar of festivals and a robust local arts scene.

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Fort Worth is the 1931 birthplace of the Official State Music of Texas - Western Swing, which was created by Bob Wills and Milton Brown and their Light Crust Doughboys band in a ramshackle dancehall 4 miles west of downtown at the Crystal Springs Dance Pavilion.

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Fort Worth is the only major city that hosts a daily cattle drive.

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Fort Worth has a total of 263 parks with 179 of those being neighborhood parks.

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Fort Worth Woof was recognized by Dog Fancy Magazine as the No 1 Dog Park in the Nation in 2006, and as City Voter's the Best Dog Park in DFW in 2009.

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Fort Worth is home to the NCAA football Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, as well as four amateur sports teams.

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The Colonial Invitational Golf Tournament, now officially known as the Fort Worth Invitational, is one of the more prestigious and historical events of the tour calendar.

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Fort Worth is home to Texas Motor Speedway, known as "The Great American Speedway".

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Amateur sports-car racing in the greater Fort Worth area occurs mostly at two purpose-built tracks: Motorsport Ranch and Eagles Canyon Raceway.

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Fort Worth is home to one of the two locations of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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Fort Worth Weekly is an alternative weekly newspaper for the Fort Worth metropolitan division.

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The Fort Worth Weekly published and features, among many things, news reporting, cultural event guides, movie reviews, and editorials.

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Fort Worth Business Press is a weekly publication that chronicles news in the Fort Worth business community.

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Fort Worth Report is a daily nonprofit news organization covering local government, business, education and arts in Tarrant County.

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Fort Worth Press was a daily newspaper, published weekday afternoons and on Sundays from 1921 until 1975.

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The name Fort Worth Press was resurrected briefly in a new Fort Worth Press paper operated by then-former publisher Bill McAda and briefer still by William Dean Singleton, then-owner of the weekly Azle News, now owner of the Media Central news group.

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The Fort Worth Press operated from offices and presses at 500 Jones Street in Downtown Fort Worth.

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Close to three-fourths of the mileage was in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, running between Fort Worth and Dallas and to other area cities including Cleburne, Denison, Corsicana, and Waco.

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The city of Fort Worth has a lower than average percentage of households without a car.

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Fort Worth is served by four interstates and three U S highways.

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Fort Worth is a part of the Sister Cities International program and maintains cultural and economic exchange programs with its sister cities:.

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