Introduction to Keller, Texas
Keller, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 7 miles N of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center) and 15 miles N of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is in the Fort Worth - Arlington area. There are 27,345 residents in Keller.
The city of Keller was first settled in the early 1850s. It was founded on July 19, 1881, a few months after the Texas and Pacific Railroad was extended north of Fort Worth. Originally, the area was known as Athol but in 1882 was renamed to Keller in honor of John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad. The city's first post office was built in 1886. It was officially incorporated on November 16, 1955.
Keller and nearby Attractions
- Johnson Road Park
- NRH20 Waterpark
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
Things To Do In Keller
Keller has more than 420 acres of parkland and open spaces including Bear Creek Park, Northeast Park, Bursey Ranch Park, Keller Sports Park, Johnson Road Park, Overton Ridge Park, Keller Veterans Memorial Park, and Willis Cove Nature Area. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Brentwood Trail, Meandering Trail, and Shady Grove Greenwalk. In addition, the city of Keller arranges a number of special events and festivals throughout the year.
International flights are available from Fort Worth Meacham International Airport.
Keller Higher Education
Texas Christian University, Tarrant County College, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are some of the nearby colleges and universities.