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    EULESS, TEXAS

    Tarrant County, North Central Texas
    State Highways 10 and 183
    North of the West Fork of the Trinity River
    NE of Fort Worth
    NW of Dallas

    Population: 46,005 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Named after Elisha Adam Euless (1848-1911) who migrated to Texas from Bedford County, Tennessee after the Civil War.

    Settlement began in the early 1840s when Bird's Fort was established just south of here. The community began a few years later where the current airport is now. A post office opened in 1857 named Estill's Station. After closing in 1868, it reopened under the name of Estelle in 1881. In 1881 Elisha Adam and Julia Euless built a home about a mile SW of the site and opened a cotton gin. With his gin helping the community prosper, the town was renamed for Euless. In 1886 the Euless Post Office opened.

    Prior to the arrival of the Rock Island Railroad, local farmers had to do business in Dallas. After the railroad arrived in 1903 and built a depot (named Candon then Tarrant by 1905), life was much easier for cotton farmers. Tarrant and Euless were a mere 2 miles apart although Tarrant’s population of 100 was four time greater than that of Euless. The order was switched when the railroad discontinued service. In time the two towns merged – with Euless keeping the name.

    In the early 20th century, Tennessee Dairies operated a receiving plant here and the Fort Worth Sand and Gravel Company opened a plant along the Trinity River. The supplemental income from milk and sand kept local farmers afloat. A third supplement materialized in the form of illegal whiskey distilling during prohibition.

    After WWII the population was around 300 and the Euless post office (which had been closed in 1910) reopened in 1949.

    The “HEB” School District” In the mid 1950s the school in Euless merged with Hurst. In 1958 Bedford schools joined the other two, forming the HEB school district. In the early 1950s Amon Carter Field was built on the east side of Euless and State Highway 183 was paved. The Euless Chamber of Commerce merged with the chamber of Hurst in 1955.

    American Airlines moved its headquarters to Euless in the late 1950s and the population was over 4,000 for the 1960 census.

    Hurst, Euless, and Bedford established a shared hospital district in 1969. Euless's population topped 19,000 for 1970 and rose to 24,000 in 1980.

    In 1990 the population surpassed 38,000 and has since risen to 46,005 for the 2000 census.
    Tarrant County Texas 1920s map
    1920s Tarrant County map showing Tarrant and Euless NW of Fort Worth
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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