Weatherford, Aledo and Fort Worth Information
Holland Lake Park is one of the many parks within the city limits where you can enjoy a picnic with the family, or just feed the ducks.
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The coming of the first railroad in 1880 made Weatherford the place to be, as freighting and shipping to the west and northwest was headquartered in town. The 1880's and 1890's were very prosperous years for the county. Two more railroads were built, the Rock Creek mines were in operation, and the improvement of horse and cattle stock brought many new investors. Many of the large homes in town were built during this time. The civic and business organizations brought in telephones and electricity, while circuses and conventions provided entertainment, along with the Opera House on the Square.
Peter Pan was from Weatherford!
After 1900, Parker County became a more agricultural county; its peaches and watermelons becoming known across the United States. The large orchards and improved varieties of watermelons and other fruits and vegetables helped the farmers to prosper. Many ranchers began to raise pure-bred cattle and fine horses, and Parker County shipped many mules to the cotton farms in the South.
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As the population grows today, Parker County still retains its reputation for peaches and watermelons, and its ranches still run large herds of prime cattle. The raising of outstanding quarter-horses has become a major industry and the county has become known nation-wide as the Cutting Horse Capital. Excellent schools, many churches and friendly communities all contribute their share to making Parker County a good place to live, not to mention the many State Championships of our local football teams!
Chandor Gardens is Weatherford’s pride and joy. Built by famed English portrait artist Douglas Chandor for his Weatherford bride, the Gardens capture both the elegance of a formal English garden and the ornate design of Chinese architecture. From the 30-foot waterfall to soothing fountains, from a bowling green to secret hideaways, Chandor Gardens will capture your awe and wonder at every turn. Visit Chandor Gardens and discover the love story that still lingers within its walls.
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