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Benbrook is a town located in the southwestern corner of Tarrant County, Texas, and a suburb of Fort Worth. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 21,234, reflecting an increase of 1,026 from the 20,208 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 644 from the 19,564 counted in the 1990 Census.

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Segment 9: The President - Once Upon a Time in Benbrook

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As a community, Benbrook is one of the oldest in Tarrant County. But as an incorporated City, it
is one of the youngest. Anglos originally settled the Benbrook area as part of the Petersʹ Colony,
led by William S. Peters, who based his operations out of Louisville, Kentucky. Formed by a
series of contracts beginning on August 30, 1841 with the young Republic of Texas, the colony
would eventually encompass some 26 Texas counties.3 In 1842, the Republic granted Peters a
contract to attract 250 families per year to the Benbrook (then called Miranda or Marinda) area
specifically by offering 320 acres free to family men and 160 acres to single immigrants, plus a free
cabin, seed, and musket balls. 4 Peters and his partners, mostly Englishmen, sought to bring not
only Americans but English and French settlers as well.


The ability of the City of Benbrook to shape its future is intimately tied to its past. Prior transportation and land subdivision actions profoundly affect the ability to make future land use
decisions by establishing the framework within which future development can take place. Prior
economic activity tends to direct future economic activity along associated lines. Prior planning
activities, whether implemented or not, also continue to influence land use decisions directly or



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Benbrook is a suburb of Fort Worth. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles (31.6 km2); 11.5 square miles (29.8 km2) of it is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) of it is water. The total area is 5.63 percent water, and the primary body of water is Benbrook Lake, formed in 1952 after the construction of Benbrook Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which began in May 1947.

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