Fort Worth TX fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles. Per the the 2014 census estimates, Fort Worth has a population of 812,238.

A line of seven army posts were established in 1848–49 after the Mexican War to protect the settlers of Texas along the western American Frontier and included Fort Worth, Fort Graham, Fort Gates, Fort Croghan, Fort Martin Scott, Fort Lincoln and Fort Duncan. Major General William Jenkins Worth (1794–1849) was placed in command of the Department of Texas in 1849. In February 1849 Worth died from cholera in South Texas. On June 6th 1849 Major Ripley A. Arnold established a camp on the bank of the Trinity River and named the post Camp Worth in honor of the late General Worth. The United States War Department officially named the post Fort Worth on November 14, 1849.

Fort Worth is home to the TCU Horned Frogs (NCAA), Texas Wesleyan University (NCAA), Fort Worth Cats (baseball), Fort Worth Vaqueros FC (minor league soccer), Texas Motor Speedway (The Great American Speedway), and hosts the NCAA football Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.

Fort Worth’s main mode of transportation is the automobile. But Fort Worth offers bus transportation via The T, as well as an interurban train service to Dallas via the Trinity Railway Express. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a major commercial airport located between the major cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. DFW Airport is the world’s third busiest airport based on operations and tenth busiest airport based on passengers.

Kelly Clarkson (American Idol), Mark David Chapman, John Douglas (NFL), Brock Holt (MLB), Keith Langford (NBA), Yale Lary (NFL), and Van Williams (actor) are from Fort Worth.

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