Weatherford is a city in Parker County, Texas, United States. It is the county seat of Parker County and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Weatherford is located 25 miles west of Fort Worth on Interstate 20. It is the county seat for Parker County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.7 square miles, of which, 20.9 square miles of it is land and 1.8 square miles of it (7.86%) is water. 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 recognized her as his long-lost niece.
Cattle drover Oliver Loving is buried in Weatherford’s Greenwood Cemetery. After being attacked by Indians in New Mexico in 1867, Loving’s dying wish to his friend, Charles Goodnight, was to be buried at his home, Parker County. Goodnight brought the body back six hundred miles by wagon for burial. The story is the inspiration behind Texas author Larry McMurtry’s novel, Lonesome Dove. A year earlier, Goodnight had invented the first chuckwagon which catered to cowboys on a cattle drive that would later become known as the Goodnight-Loving Trail. Bose Ikard, who served with Goodnight and for whom the McMurtry character “Deets” was modeled, was also laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Weatherford has a number of historic homes and buildings. More than 60 Queen Anne, Victorian, and other architecturally significant homes built at the turn of the 20th century sit along the tree-lined avenues. Several of these homes are open for tours, arranged by the Parker County Heritage Society, during the Christmas season. Another landmark is the Second Empire style Parker County Courthouse, which is located in the geographical center of the county in downtown Weatherford. The building is surrounded by other buildings which served other purposes at the turn of the 20th century, including saloons and cat-houses. In recent years, both the interior and exterior of the courthouse structure have been restored to its original character and attractiveness.
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|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|2||Crockett Elementary School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Public|
|1||Wright Elementary School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Public|
|1||Ikard Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|2||Juan Seguin Elementary||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Garner Elementary School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Public|
|3||Peaster Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Austin Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|2||Curtis Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Brock Elementary School||3Rd Grade - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||Mccall Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Martin Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Hall Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Weatherford High School Ninth Grade Center||9th Grade - 9th Grade||Public|
|5||Brock J High School||7th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|2||Tison Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|3||Peaster Middle School||7th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Brock High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Crosstimbers Academy||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|3||Weatherford High School||10th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|3||Peaster High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||The Schoolhouse||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Victory Baptist Academy||Preschool - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Couts Christian Academy||Preschool - 2Nd Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Weatherford Christian School||Preschool - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Trinity Christian Academy||Preschool - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Weatherford Christian School-Secondary Campus||Preschool - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
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