Benbrook is a suburb of Fort Worth located in the southwestern corner of Tarrant County. Home to over 21,000 residents, the city occupies 12.2 square miles and borders Benbrook Lake, which offers a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hunting, boating, hiking and more. The city prides itself on its “small town feel” while also offering the conveniences of a metropolitan area.
Originally called Miranda, the city of Benbrook was established by settlers from Tennessee and other southern states in about 1857. In 1876, the Texas and Pacific Railway extended its tracks through the area. The community was renamed for James M. Benbrook, a native of Indiana, who had come to Tarrant County about 1874 and played an important part in persuading the Texas and Pacific officials to build their line through the site.
By the 1930s, the population was still very small, and only about twenty persons lived in Benbrook. With he onset of World War II, the number of people living in Benbrook only grew to 100, and a decade later it grew to 617. The completion of Benbrook Reservoir in the 1950’s contributed to Benbrook’s development, and the population grew much faster. The population in 2014 was over 21,000 residents.
Benbrook is also home to the Whitestone Golf Club, which won the title “Best Public Golf Course” in 2013 by the Reader’s Choice Awards by the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The Fort Worth Independent School District services the city of Benbrook, which houses six of the district’s schools, including Benbrook, Waverly Park, and Westpark Elementary Schools, Benbrook and Leonard Middle Schools, and Western Hills High School.
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