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Benbrook
Tarrant County, Texas

ZipCodes
76126, 76116, 76132

Motto
"Country Living at the City's Doorstep"



Page Contents for Benbrook, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Benbrook is approximately 20,208 (2000), 21234 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,377 (1990), 9408 (2010).
The amount of land area in Benbrook is 29.419 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Benbrook is 12 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.558 sq kilometers.
The distance from Benbrook to Washington DC is 1267 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 164 miles. (as the crow flies)
Benbrook is positioned 32.67 degrees north of the equator and 97.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Benbrook per capita income is $ 20,032.
Benbrook median income is $ 52,913.
The Benbrook median home price is $ 84,800.
Benbrook average annual rainfall is 29.46 inches per year
Benbrook average annual snowfall is under 3 inches per year.
The average low temperature is (January) 33.9 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (August) 96 degrees F.

Location

in southwest Tarrant County, about ten miles southwest of Fort Worth, in north central Texas. Here is a map page for Benbrook.
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Climate


temperate
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Benbrook. On this page are these facts plus much, much more.

Benbrook is one of the oldest communities in Tarrant County, but also one of the youngest as an incorporated city. It was inhabited thousands of years ago by local tribes. The white settlers came into the area as part of the Peters' Colony in the 1850's. Mary's Creek Post Office was set up around 1855. A new school named "Old Rawhide" was built in 1872 by several of the new settlers. After being burned down in 1879, it was re-established and called the Miranda School after one of its benefactors. A cemetery was part of the school grounds. The area was known by the same name as the school at this time. In 1880 a post office was established at Benbrook.

Part of the "Old Chisholm Trail" comes through Benbrook as cattle were route here to avoid the congestion of Fort Worth.

Area resident, James M. Benbrook asked the Texas & Pacific Railroad to have a station along Mary's Creek. His request was granted and the line completed in May 1880. The station was named for Benbrook.

Benbrook continued to slowly grow from only 33 people in 1930 to 100 in 1940. It was incorporated as a village on 17 November 1947. By 1960 the village had grown to 3,254 residents.
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The settling of Benbrook

1850

The incorporation of Benbrook

1947


Attractions

Lake Benbrook
PO Box 26619
Fort Worth, TX 76126-0619
Phone: (817) 292-2400

Par 3 Lighted Golf Course

Whitestone Golf Course, Benbrook Stables, Castle Park, Benbrook Antique Mall, New Industrial Park being built

Annual Festival the weekend before July 4th (Summerfest at Benbrook Lake)

Bled, Slovenia is the Sister city of Benbrook. It is located near the Austrian and Italian borders.

Take a picture tour of Benbrook.
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Benbrook City Government

City of Benbrook
P.O. Box 26569
Benbrook, TX 76126
Phone: (817) 249-3000
Fax: (817) 249-0884
email: cityhall@ci.benbrook.tx.us

Benbrook has a Council/City Manager form of government. The seven member city council is elected at-large.



Police Department
1080 Mercedes Street
Benbrook, Texas 76126
Phone: 817.249.2752

Benbrook Chamber

Benbrook Chamber of Commerce
8507 Hwy 377 South
Benbrook, Texas 76126
Phone: 817-249-4451
FAX: 817-249-3307
Email: benbrook@mesh.net

Benbrook Organizations

Benbrook Chamber of Commerce
8507 Hwy 377 South
Benbrook, Texas 76126
Phone: 817-249-4451
FAX: 817-249-3307
Email: benbrook@mesh.net Benbrook

Miscellany

The population of Benbrook was:
1930 - 33
1940 - 33
1960 - 3,254
1970 - 8,169
1980 - 13,579
1990 - 19,564
1996 - 20,550
1999 - 21,600
2000 - 20,208

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