Welcome to Weatherford, a historic town that is just 20 minutes west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, but it is like stepping back years in time.
Visitors to Weatherford will enjoy our treasures, including a historic shopping district full of antique, boutique and specialty stores; museums, Chandor Gardens and the love-story to be discovered within its walls; an old-time Farmers Market; First Monday Trades Days; and a bounty of Victorian-era homes. Our crown jewel is the Parker County Courthouse, recently restored to its original splendor.
From wherever you are, Weatherford is worth the trip! An historic town that's just 20 minutes west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, but it's like stepping back years in time. Whether you come for an afternoon, a day or two, it's easy to see why Weatherford has become a draw for history buffs, western lifestyle enthusiasts and those with a pioneer spirit.
Weatherford is sited such that it has maintained an independent identity from the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex yet its close proximity to this major urban area has had a direct effect. Residents find themselves able to achieve a rural lifestyle without sacrificing the conveniences and labor market of a major metropolitan area. Many Weatherford residents commute into the Metroplex to work.
In 1855 Parker County was created by the Texas State Legislature and named for pioneer and State Representative Isaac Parker. Parker was the uncle of Cynthia Ann Parker+ a little girl who was stolen from her home by Indians during the Texas Revolution. Cynthia Ann lived among the Comanche and became the mother of Chief Quanah Parker. The Town of Weatherford was named for the State Senator for this district+ Thomas Jefferson Weatherford (1811-1867) of Dallas.
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