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Arlington
Tarrant County, Texas

ZipCodes
76006, 76010, 76011, 76012, 76013, 76014, 76015, 76016, 76017, 76018




Page Contents for Arlington, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Arlington is approximately 361, 300 (2005), 365438 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 112,767 (1990), 133072 (2010).
The amount of land area in Arlington is 240.882 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Arlington is 98.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 8.243 sq kilometers.
The distance from Arlington to Washington DC is 1248 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 168 miles. (as the crow flies)
Arlington is positioned 32.69 degrees north of the equator and 97.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Arlington elevation is 462-687 feet above sea level.
Arlington average annual rainfall is 33.7 inches per year
Arlington average annual humidity is 56
Arlington average temperature is 76.9 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 57 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 94.9 degrees F.

Location

17 miles from Fort Worth and Dallas and 5 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. See this map page for more details on how to get around in this area.
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Climate


comfortable with mild winters and sunny summers. Summer, Spring and Fall have perfect weather though at times it may be quite warm.
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Weather


moderate. Here is a weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Arlington was amed in honor of Robert E. Lee's hometown, Arlington, in Virginia. The first settlement here was about 1840 at the site of a Texas Ranger post which was later called Johnson Station. The city was first founded as Hayterville.

Once the Texas and Pacific Railway decided to lay track through the area, Arlington was their choice. A town was developed and businesses began to move here. By July of 1876, the first train came through the now named town of Arlington. It was a typical western town with saloons, gambling and false-front buildings. When a well was dug downtown, mineral water was found rather than clear water. A fountain was built there and became the gathering place in town. Arlington College was begun in 1895. It grew from a two-year college until in 1965, it became part of the University of Texas education system.

More history for Arlington. Also try this history page for Arlington or another history site for the city..
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The settling of Arlington

1840

The founding of Arlington

1875


Attractions


Things to see & do in the Arlington area.

Antique Sewing Machine Museum
804 West Abram
Arlington, Texas
Phone: 817-275-0971
Established in 1976 from the private collection of Frank M. Smith. Please call for hours and more information

The Fielder House
1616 West Abram Street
Arlington, Texas
Phone: 817-460-4001
This house was built in 1914 by James Park Fielder. There are many exhibits, including: barbershop, general store and more. Please call for hours and admission fees.

Arlington Museum of Art
201 West Main Street
Arlington, Texas
Phone: 817-275-4600
This museum has many exhibits, both permanent and changing. The museum focuses on Texas Art but has many other features. Please call for hours.

Around Arlington

Six Flags Over Texas
I-30 at State Hwy. 360
Phone: 817-530-6000
Visit www.sixflags.com or call (817) 530-6000 for complete details.
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Arlington City Government

City of Arlington, Texas
Arlington City Hall
101 W. Abram
Arlington, TX 76010
City Manager's Office phone: 817-459-6100



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Tarrant County, Texas
100 E. Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
Phone: 817-884-1111
POPULATION 1,279,700
The perfect mix of cowboys and culture

Arlington Chamber

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
505 E. Border Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
Phone: 817-275-2613
Metro: 817-265-1911
Fax: 817-261-7589



Arlington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 2200
Arlington, Texas 76004
Location address:
302 South Center Street, Suite 400
Arlington, Texas 76010
Phone: (817) 461-8815
Fax: (817) 795-9499
Email: info@hispanic-chamber.org

Arlington Organizations

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
505 E. Border Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
Phone: 817-275-2613
Metro: 817-265-1911
Fax: 817-261-7589



Arlington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 2200
Arlington, Texas 76004
Location address:
302 South Center Street, Suite 400
Arlington, Texas 76010
Phone: (817) 461-8815
Fax: (817) 795-9499
Email: info@hispanic-chamber.org

Arlington Schools

Arlington Independent School District
1203 W Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76013-6246
Phone: 817-460-4611



HIGHER EDUCATION


Tarrant County College


University of Texas at Arlington Arlington

Miscellany

The population of Arlington was:
1900 - 900
1998 - 292,850
2000 - 308,000
2003 - 332,969
2005 - 361, 300

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