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GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS

Dallas & Tarrant Counties, N Central Texas

US 80 and US 303
I-20 and I-30, and FM 1382
13 miles W of downtown Dallas
Population: 181,578 (2010) 127,427 (2000) 99,606 (1990)

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Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill Park, Texas
Joe Pool Lake
Photo courtesy John Stankewitz

Grand Prairie Area Attractions

  • Joe Pool Lake
    Joe Pool Lake is a 7, 400-acre impoundment with a 64 mile shoreline that serves as a reservoir for Midlothian. The northeastern corner is in the city limits of Dallas, and most of the remainder is in Grand Prairie.
  • Mountain Creek Lake
    Four miles southeast of Grand Prairie on Mountain Creek
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
  • Purple Martins in Grand Prairie -
    "... Gisela Fregoe from Grand Prairie organized a group of martin enthusiasts who call themselves the Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas...." more
  • Grand Prairie Hotels > Book Hotel Here
  • Grand Prairie Texas Uptown Theater
    Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie
    Photo courtesy Billy Smith, May 1986

    Grand Prairie, Texas History

    "... The townsite comprises seventy-three square miles enclosed by Dallas, Arlington, Irving, and Cedar Hill. Mountain Creek Lake is on the east, a portion of Joe Pool Lake is in southern Grand Prairie, and Kirby, Cottonwood, and Fish creeks flow through the community. Settlers arrived in the area before the Civil War and built several stores, including the M. M. Miller store and the Phillip Goetsell store. The community was not organized... until 1863 ..." - See Handbook of Texas Online
    http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/GG/hdg3.html

    Grand Prairie Tourist Information
    Grand Prairie Convention & Visitors Bureau - 1-800-288-8FUN
    http://www.gptexas.com/

    Water tower in Grand Prairie, Texas
    Grand Prairie water tower
    Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey
    Grand Prairie aerial view
    Grand Prairie aerial view and water tower
    Photo courtesy rootsweb.com/~txgenweb//
    postcards/Index.html

    Grand Prairie, Texas Area Destinations:
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