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BETHEL, TEXAS (Tarrant County). 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).

David Minor


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

David Minor, "BETHEL, TX (TARRANT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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