Bethel, TX (Tarrant County)


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 30, 2020


Bethel was a railroad community on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad in southern Tarrant County. It was established sometime during or after the late 1870s and served area farmers and ranchers as a community center for twenty or thirty years, then disappeared. The Bethel station appeared on county highway maps as late as 1936. Bethel never had a post office. According to some sources, a second Bethel, originally part of the Peters colony grant, existed in eastern Tarrant County during the 1850s.

Janet L. Schmelzer, Where the West Begins: Fort Worth and Tarrant County (Northridge, California: Windsor, 1985).

Places:
  • Communities
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • North Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

David Minor, “Bethel, TX (Tarrant County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bethel-tx-tarrant-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
September 30, 2020

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Place
Bethel
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2024787
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Tarrant County
Associated Names

1

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.60203200°
  • Longitude: -97.32959900°