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GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS

Dallas & Tarrant Counties, Central Texas North

32 42' 55" N, 97 1' 1" W 32.715278, -97.016944
US 80 and US 303
I-20 and I-30, and FM 1382
13 miles W of downtown Dallas
Population: 190,682 est. (2016)
175,396 (2010) 127,427 (2000) 99,616 (1990)

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Great Egret , Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill Park, Texas

Joe Pool Lake
Photo courtesy John Stankewitz

Grand Prairie, Texas 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

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  • Grand Prairie Texas Uptown Theater

    Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie
    Photo courtesy Billy Smith, May 1986
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    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
    Water tower in Grand Prairie, Texas

    Grand Prairie water tower
    Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey

    TX - Grand Prairie aerial view

    Grand Prairie aerial view and water tower
    Photo courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
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    Grand Prairie Chronicles:

    Ever Heard of Dalworth?

    By Mike Cox

    "Though Holland died in 1928, his planned community and the corporate successor of the Dalworth Co. survived the Great Depression. The 1940 U.S. Census showed Dalworth with 542 residents and seven businesses. Nearby Grand Prairie had a population of only 1,600, but that was about to change...

    Shortly after the beginning of World War II, the opening of a large airplane plant at Grand Prairie kick started a boom. On March 15, 1943, Grand Prairie annexed Dalworth Park and purchased its water system and other infrastructure. What Holland had envisioned as a future great city had become just another neighborhood in Grand Prairie, which by 1950 had grown into a city of 18,000."... Read full article
    TX - Dallas County 1920s map
    Dallas County 1920s map showing Grand Prairie
    and Dalworth (now a Grand Prairid neighbourhood) near Tarrant County line

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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

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    Grand Prairie, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Dallas | Fort Worth
    See Dallas County | Tarrant County

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