Wheatland, TX (Tarrant County)


By: Brian Hart

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: October 2, 2020


Wheatland, also known as Wheatland Community, is off of U.S. Highway 377 eighteen miles southwest of Fort Worth in extreme southwestern Tarrant County. A school operated there by the 1896–97 term, when it had twenty-eight pupils and one teacher. Ten years later its student population reached thirty-three. Wheatland had three businesses, a school, and a few dwellings in 1936. Afterwards, it reported neither population nor business statistics through the 1970s. The construction of nearby Benbrook Reservoir during the 1950s, however, likely began a period of slow growth; in 1991 the community had a population of 175. The population remained the same in 2000.

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  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • North Texas

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

Brian Hart, “Wheatland, TX (Tarrant County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/wheatland-tx-tarrant-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
October 2, 2020

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Place
Wheatland
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379262
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Tarrant County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.61596750°
  • Longitude: -97.53974490°
Population Counts
People Year
175 2009
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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until April 13, 2025
Adopted by:
Valerie Russell
Dedication Message:
In memory of Grandpa James Alton Mask