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ALEDO, TEXAS

Parker County, North Central Texas

FM 1187
13 miles SE of Weatherford
15 miles West of Fort Worth
Population: 2,820(2010) 1,536(2000) 1,169(1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Formerly called Parkerís Station, Aledo was settled as a stop along the Texas & Pacific Railroad. It was named after a railroad executiveís suggestion since Aledo, Illinois had been his hometown. A post office was granted under that name in 1882.

By the mid 1880s the town had 150 residents and by 1915 there was a cotton gin, corn mill, and bank. The population grew to 400 by the early 1920s and they finally got around to incorporating in 1963.

Photographer's Note:
"Aledo appears to now be a nice little bedroom town for Fort Worth / Dallas." - Barclay Gibson
Aledo TX - Former Depot
Aledo former depot
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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Aledo TX - Former Church
Former church
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Aledo TX - Mural
Aledo mural
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Aledo TX - Welcome Sign
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Parker County Texas 1907 Postal
Parker County 1907 Postal Map showing Aledo
13 miles SE of Weatherford near Tarrant County line

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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