Benbrook (Images Of America)

  • Publish Date: 2012-01-02
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: City of Benbrook
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In 1843, Edward and Nancy Wilburn arrived at their new allotment of land near Marys Creek as Family 107 of Peters 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 Marys 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.

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