Briar, TX


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 30, 2020


Briar is on Farm Road 730 twenty-two miles northwest of Weatherford in the northeast corner of Parker County, the southwest corner of Wise County, and the northwest tip of Tarrant County. The community's development began in the late 1870s and early 1880s. A local post office operated from 1884 until 1904. By the late 1890s the community had thirty residents and two businesses. For much of its history Briar has served area farmers as a school and church community. Until the late 1960s its population remained well under fifty. In the early 1970s, however, the community began to grow rapidly as a result of the growth of nearby Fort Worth. In 1980 the population was estimated at 1,810: 349 in Parker County, 642 in Wise County, and 819 in Tarrant County. In 1990 the population was 3,899, and in 2000 it was 5,350.

John Clements, Flying the Colors: Texas, a Comprehensive Look at Texas Today, County by County (Dallas: Clements Research, 1984).

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David Minor, “Briar, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 27, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/briar-tx.

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1952
September 30, 2020

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Place
Briar
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2407903
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Tarrant County
  • Wise County
  • Parker County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.99024190°
  • Longitude: -97.55575800°
Population Counts
People Year
3,899 1990
5,350 2000
5,665 2010
6,342 2019