Introduction to Kennedale, Texas
Kennedale, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 7 miles SE of Fort Worth, Texas. There are an estimated 5,850 people in the city.
The area where Kennedale is located has been inhabited since the 1860s. The site was chosen because of its proximity to a mineral water well. The area was eventually purchased by Oliver S. Kennedy, John D. Hudson and C.B. Teague. A post office was established in 1884. In 1886, the region was surveyed and named after Oliver S. Kennedy, a local attorney who donated a number of plots to the Southern Pacific Railroad to encourage them to build a railroad through the city. Kennedale prospered after the defense industry developed in Forth Worth. The city was incorporated in 1947.
Kennedale and Nearby Attractions
- Arlington Museum of Art
- Cedar Hill State Park
- Acton State Historic Site
- Log Cabin Village
- Dallas World Aquarium
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Things To Do In Kennedale
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History houses planetariums and exhibits about local history, science, fossils, and dinosaurs. The Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art that displays the painting of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell is close to the city. The Log Cabin Village, which has artifacts dating back to the nineteenth century, is also accessible from the city. Davy Crockett's second wife's burial place at Acton State Historic Site is near Kennedale. Camping, boating, and picnicking opportunities are available at the nearby 1,826 acre Cedar Hill State Park located on Joe Pool Reservoir.
Flights can be taken from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Kennedale Higher Education
University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Wesleyan University, and Tarrant County College are close to Kennedale.