Introduction to White Settlement, Texas
White Settlement, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 8 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas. The city has a population of 14,831.
White Settlement History
This region was originally occupied by tribes of Native Americans. White pioneers arrived in the 18th century, however, even though they established a few settlements, most of the surrounding parts remained under the possession of the natives. To protect the pioneers, the War Department built a fort near the Trinity River in 1849, and named it "Fort Worth". It eventually led to the development of two separate settlements - one which was comprised of seven villages of Native Americans, and another which had white settlers. As a result, the community came to be known as "White Settlement". It was officially incorporated in 1941.
White Settlement and Nearby Attractions
- White Settlement Historical Museum
- Acton State Historic Site
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
- Dallas World Aquarium
- Kimbell Art Museum
- Dinosaur Valley State Park
Things To Do In White Settlement
White Settlement is home to the White Settlement Historical Museum, which museum showcases artifacts depicting the life of the early American settlers. The Kimbell Art Museum houses exhibits in a building designed by Louis Kahn, while the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History features exhibits on dinosaurs, fossils, and local history. Acton State Historic Site, and Little Chapel-in-the-Woods are places of historic interest near the city. The 1,524-acre Dinosaur Valley State Park provides amenities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, and picnicking. Various recreational activities can also be pursued at the Cedar Hill State Park, Cleburne State Park, and Lake Mineral Wells State Park. White Settlement also offers easy access to several popular destinations like the Dallas World Aquarium, the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and the Fort Worth Zoo.
White Settlement Transportation
Air transportation is available from Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.
White Settlement Higher Education
Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Weatherford College are situated nearby.