Fort Worth, Texas

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  • Fort Worth, Texas, is the county seat of Tarrant County in north Texas. It was the sixteenth-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in Texas with a population of 741,206 recorded by the 2010 U.S. Census. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area and is approximately thirty miles west of Dallas. With 6,477,315 people, the “Metroplex” is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

    The federal government influenced Fort Worth's founding in the nineteenth century and its economy in the twentieth century. In January 1849, U.S. Army Gen. William Jenkins Worth, commander of the Department of Texas, proposed a line of ten forts to protect the frontier in Texas. That summer, Maj. Ripley A. Arnold established a ...

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