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WEATHERFORD

Population 14,739

Altitude 1,052



General

Originated in 1850s when selected as seat of Parker County. Named after Jefferson Weatherford, member of the Texas Senate when county was created. In early years town was last settlement on the Western frontier, on route of wagon trains operating between Fort Worth and Fort Belknap. southwest area of town boasts many Victorian-style residences built in late 1800s. Industries include oil field equipment, silicone and plastic products; Home of Weatherford Junior College, established in 1869, oldest continuing two year college in Southwest.

Stop by the chamber of commerce in the old Santa Fe Depot to receive a map for driving and walking tours around the city. The Chamber also has information on restaurants, accommodations and events.

FIRST MONDAY

HOLLAND LAKE PARK

OLIVER LOVING'S GRAVE

PETER PAN STATUE

SANTA FE DEPOT



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