Pelican Bay, TX

By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: June 8, 2004

Updated: October 2, 2020

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Pelican Bay is a small resort community that developed along Eagle Mountain Lake in the northwestern corner of Tarrant County and about seventeen miles northwest of Fort Worth. The town existed in the 1970s and incorporated in 1981. Local government consisted of a mayor and city council. In the 1980s Pelican Bay had a Baptist church and a store. A boat ramp served fishermen in the area. In 1990 the community had a population of 1,271. That figure increased to 1,505 in 2000.

Vertical file (Pelican Bay, Texas), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


  • Communities
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • North Texas

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Laurie E. Jasinski, “Pelican Bay, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 8, 2004
October 2, 2020

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