The City of Weatherford (population 20,150) occupies a territory of approximately 35 square miles. Weatherford is located at the intersections of U.S. Highways 180 and 80, approximately 30 miles west of the City of Fort Worth and approximately 60 miles west of the City of Dallas. Interstate 20 runs along the City's southern boundary and provides for major access to Fort Worth and Dallas.
Weatherford has a rich western heritage filled with colorful characters and personalities. Legendary cattle drivers Oliver Loving, Charles Goodnight, and Bose Ikard are just a few of the notorious cowboys that make up Weatherford's history. Both Loving and Goodnight served as the inspiration for Texas author Larry McMurtry's novel Lonesome Dove. Because of this heritage "Western" events abound throughout the year. The Goodnight Loving Festival offers a wide variety of western arts, crafts, and activities. The Parker County Frontier Days and Sheriff s Posse Rodeo, is one of the largest in Texas and provides fun for the entire family.
Weatherford was incorporated in 1858. Currently, the City of Weatherford operates under a Home Rule Charter first adopted in 1918 and last amended by voters in 1983. The Charter provides for the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor and four Council Members. The Mayor and Council Members are elected at large and serve staggered terms of two years.
Weatherford 130-year tradition of academic excellence, diversity of programs and personalized approach to education and professional training provide enriching opportunities for all students.
You can choose from more than 35 study areas or train for a career in one of 19 professional/technical programs. In each of these disciplines you'll enjoy small, intimate classes led by highly qualified instructors. You'll meet students from around the area and abroad, and find collegiate sports, clubs, and activities to enjoy with them.
Weatherford College offers strong student support services to help ensure your success. Financial aid packages and scholarships are also available to keep your education affordable.
In 1855, Parker County was created by the Texas State Legislature and named for pioneer and State Representative Isaac Parker. Parker was the uncle of Cynthia Ann Parker,
a little girl who was stolen from her home by Indians during the Texas
Revolution. Cynthia Ann lived among the Comanche and became the mother
of Chief Quanah Parker. Later, when she was overtaken in flight with an Indian raiding party, Isaac Parker who recognized her as his long-lost niece.
The Town of Weatherford was named for the State Senator for this
district, Jefferson Weatherford of Dallas. According to his cousin,
Senator Weatherford never set foot in the town.
The first settlers had arrived less than ten years earlier. They were many Native American attacks between the years of 1846 and 1874. There are several headstones in Parker County that read "Killed by Indians."
The railroad arrived in June 1880. The Santa Fe Depot (which today
houses the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce) was built in 1908 under Jim Crow laws, with waiting rooms segregated and separated by the ticket office.
In 1895, the town’s still existing daily newspaper, the Weatherford Democrat, began publication. The Weatherford Telegram began publishing as a weekly newspaper in 2006.
The cities and towns listed below are areas where we offer Home and Business Inspections to. These cities are not the limit to our reach. We service all of Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Ellis, Collin, Parker, Johnson and Wise Counties and beyond.