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ALEDO, TEXAS

Parker County, Central Texas North

32° 41' 44" N, 97° 36' 12" W (32.695556, -97.603333)
FM 1187
13 miles SE of Weatherford the county seat
15 miles West of Fort Worth
Population: 3,761 Est. (2016)
2,716 (2010) 1,726 (2000) 1,169 (1990)

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Aledo TX - Former Depot
Aledo former depot
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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History in a Pecan Shell

Formerly called Parker’s Station, Aledo was settled as a stop along the Texas & Pacific Railroad. It was named after a railroad executive’s 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 Church
Former church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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Aledo TX - Mural
Aledo mural
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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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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Aledo, Texas Nearby Towns:
Weatherford the county seat
Fort Worth
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