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WATAUGA, TEXAS

Tarrant County, North Central Texas
Highway 377
10 Miles NW of Fort Worth

Population 21,908 (2000)

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Watauga Presbyterian Church, Watauga Texas
Watauga Presbyterian Church
Karen L. Webb, February 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Adapted from the Cherokee language (the Cherokees are believed to have once lived there), the name supposedly means "village of many springs. The town started forming in the 1880s, drawing its population from area farms and ranches. The town got a shot in the arm with the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. A depot opened in 1882 and the following year the town was granted a post office.
Watauga Presbyterian Church marker, Watauga Texas
Watauga Presbyterian Church marker

Karen L. Webb, February 2007
From a population of just 65 in the mid 1930s into the 1940s, Watauga fell into a post-war slump and only in the 1960s (when its population was just over 1,000) did it start gaining momentum. By 1976 there were just over 7,000 citizens which swelled to over 20,000 for the 1990 Census.

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Watauga, Texas Forum

Subject: Watauga Presbyterian Church
I first saw this church over three years ago finally went back to Haltom City a couple of weeks ago to take these pictures. This church shows to have a Haltom City address, but is located in what would appear to be Watauga, just off 377N. The address is 6209 Rusk St. Haltom City. It certainly has a history that goes back a long way. It appears to still be in use. - Karen L. Webb, February 17, 2007

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