Introduction to Azle, Texas
Azle, Texas is 17 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas. It is located in Tarrant county.
James Azle Steward settled in 1846 and created the first recorded settlement in Azle. Other settlers later inhabited the land by the local streams. In 1881, the first post office was built. Initially the area was named O'Bar to honor the person responsible for obtaining postal service for the area. James Azle Steward later requested to have the area named Azle, when he donated land for a townsite. Electricity arrived in the late 1930s.
Azle and Nearby Attractions
- Azle Historical Museum
- Ash Creek Park
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Fort Worth Botanic Garden
- Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Things To Do In Azle
People may visit museums such as the Azle Historical Museum and the Amon Carter Museum. Several parks are nearby including Melanie Park, Shady Grove Park, and Ash Creek Park. Cross Timbers Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf. Fort Worth Zoo and Fort Worth Botanical Garden are also popular attractions. Jumpin' Jack Jamboree is a local event held in September.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is near the city.
Azle Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Texas Christian University, Weatherford College, and Texas Wesleyan University.