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BIRDVILLE, TEXAS

Absorbed Ghost Town

Tarrant County, North Central Texas
Absorbed into Present-Day Haltom City
Population: Included in that of Haltom City


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History In a Pecan Shell

Birdville evolved from Fort Bird, Tarrant County’s first settlement. Established in 1841 it was named to honor Captain Jon Bird. By 1848 it was independent from the fort.

In 1849 with the establishment of Tarrant County, Birdville was chosen to be the county seat by the Texas State Legislature.

A post office was granted in 1851 but five years later (November 1856) Birdville lost out to Ft. Worth in an election for County Seat.

The town was eclipsed by Fort Worth’s growth and the post office closed in 1906 with a population just over 100 residents. After WWII the population had doubled from the 1906 figure and doubled again by the mid 1950s to 400.

It has since been annexed by Haltom City and no longer enjoys “named community” status. The name continues to be used in name of the local school district.
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