Benbrook, Texas (Images of America Series)

Benbrook, Texas (Images of America Series)

by City of Benbrook
     
 

In 1843, Edward and Nancy Wilburn arrived at their new allotment of land near Mary's Creek as Family 107 of Peter's Colony, which was established by the Republic of Texas to attract settlers to the area. Families were offered acreage, a cabin, musket balls, and seed to begin a new life in Texas. In the 1850s, the Benbrook area, then known as Marinda, was little

Overview


In 1843, Edward and Nancy Wilburn arrived at their new allotment of land near Mary's Creek as Family 107 of Peter's Colony, which was established by the Republic of Texas to attract settlers to the area. Families were offered acreage, a cabin, musket balls, and seed to begin a new life in Texas. In the 1850s, the Benbrook area, then known as Marinda, was little more than a few ranches, a post office, and a one-room building that served as both the church and schoolhouse. In 1876, local resident James Benbrook petitioned the Texas and Pacific Railway to build a train station along Mary's Creek, and the town was later named after him. Despite a few train robberies and the dust of travelers along a branch of the old Chisholm Trail, Benbrook remained a quiet town on the outskirts of Fort Worth. As the city grew, it became known as a great place to raise a family, start a business, and enjoy recreational activities with family and friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738585154
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,094,851
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Complete with photographs found within the archives of Benbrook City Hall, the Benbrook Public Library, and the homes and businesses of Benbrook citizens, this book represents the community's effort to tell the story of a small, thriving town in the heart of Texas

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