Introduction to Watauga, Texas
The original settlers arrived in 1843. The name 'Watauga,' which comes from the Cherokee word meaning 'village of many springs,' was also the anme of a Pre-Revolutionary War settlement in East Tennessee. The Texas and Pacific Railway passed through the area in 1881.
Watauga and Nearby Attractions
- Amon Carter Museum
- Southfork Ranch
- Dallas Zoo
- Fort Worth Botanic Garden
- Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
- Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Things To Do In Watauga
Popular museums near the city include the Amon Carter Museum and Kimbell Art Museum. Several parks near Watauga, include Cedar Hill State Park and Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Both offer opportunities for recreation. Texas Motor Speedway racing track, which has a 160,000 person capacity, is nearby. Other places of interest include Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park and Six Flags Over Texas amusement park.
Flights are available from Dallas/Fort Worth International airport.
Watauga Higher Education
Some of the colleges near Watauga are Weatherford College, Arlington Baptist College, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University, and University of Texas at Arlington.