Place:Tarrant, Texas, United States

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NameTarrant
Alt namesTarrantsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.767°N 97.3°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1849 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Tarrant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas and contains Fort Worth and Arlington. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,809,034. Its county seat is Fort Worth. Tarrant County is the sixteenth most populous county in the United States and the third most populous in Texas.

Tarrant County, one of 26 counties created out of the Peters Colony, was established in 1849. The county is named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas Militia.

Fort Worth is the most populous city in Tarrant County, and the 16th largest city in the United States, with a population of 741,206 as of 2010. Arlington is the second largest city in the county and the 50th largest city in the United States with a population of 367,197 in 2006. North Richland Hills is the third largest with 65,750 residents as of 2006.

Tarrant County is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1849 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 664
1860 6,020
1870 5,788
1880 24,671
1890 41,142
1900 52,376
1910 108,572
1920 152,800
1930 197,553
1940 225,521
1950 361,253
1960 538,495
1970 716,317
1980 860,880
1990 1,170,103

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