Welcome to Weatherford, Texas: ‘Growing with Tradition’

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Weatherford, Texas is located 20 minutes west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is a historic town full of charm with a motto of “Growing with Tradition, according to its website. Step back in time to a town known as the “Cutting Horse Capital of the World,” rich in a pioneer and western heritage. “Weatherford has become a draw for history buffs, western lifestyle enthusiasts and those with a pioneer spirit,” shares its website.

Visitors will not only enjoy its Victorian-era homes and historic shopping district but one of Texas’ premiere one-day festivals the Parker County Peach Festival. Weatherford is also known as the “Peach Capital of Texas,” named by the State Legislature and celebrated annually.

1. History


Photo: Facebook/Weatherford Chamber of Commerce

The crown jewel of Weatherford is the Parker County Courthouse, “…recently restored to its original splendor,” shares its website. This and more await visitors wanting to enjoy a small town atmosphere full of history and unexpected treasures along the way.

“Weatherford is home to dozens of Hall of Fame trainers, hundreds of the best horses in the industry and one life-size bronze cutting horse that graces the lawn of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce,” shares its website. Due to the neighboring National Cutting Horse Association headquarters and major events, you can catch most weekends, Weatherford is dubbed the “Cutting Horse Capital of the World.”

One of the best ways to take in the rich history Weatherford brings is to take the historic driving tour through town. Among the beautifully restored Victorian homes, you will come across the home of Broadway star Mary Martin, mother of Larry Hagman, who played J.R. Ewing on the TV show “Dallas,” who also grew up there, according to the Weatherford Chamber website. You’ll also come across Greenwood Cemetery, “…where famed cattle drover Oliver Loving is buried.”

2. Things To Do Around Town

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Photo: Facebook/Parker County Peach Festival

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