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KELLER, TEXAS

Tarrant County, North Central Texas
Highway 377 and FM 1709
North of Wautaga
East of I-35W
15 Miles N of downtown Fort Worth
Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Population 27,345 (2000) 36,925 (2006 est.)

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History on a Pinhead

Settled in the early 1850s, things didn't really get started until the late 1870s when the Texas and Pacific Railroad was approaching. People anticipated the railroad's arrival by moving near the proposed route. The community was first called Athol. In 1881 H. W. Wood donated land for the Athol townsite and citizens eager for a permanent railroad connection agreed to change the name of their town - if only the railroad would stop. The railroad representative was named Keller - and that became the new name. Keller, Texas was in use by 1882. The town was granted a post office by 1888.

Keller is now part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport complex . No early population figures are available, but in 1990 the town had 13,683 residents which has doubled to over 27,000 in 2000.

Keller, Texas Historic Destinations:

Keller TX - Mt Gilead Baptist Church
Mount Gilead Baptist Church
Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
Keller TX - Mt Gilead Baptist Church Historical Marker
Mount Gilead Baptist Church Historical Marker
Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
Mount Gilead Cemetery
Keller TX - Mount Gilead Cemetery
Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns historical marker
Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns Marker in Mount Gilead Cemetery
Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
Drink Dr Pepper sign in Keller Texas
Dr. Pepper mural
Photo courtesy CM, March 2007

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