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2010 Census - 16,116
2000 Census - 14,831
White Settlement, Texas
White Settlement Texas History:
In the 1850s, White Settlement consisted of a small number of isolated farms and a couple of trading posts. In the late 1850s, a community developed around the homesteads of Elijah, David, and Joseph Farmer, three brothers from Tennessee. The White Settlement post office operated from 1866 into the 1870s. The town’s early growth was limited due to it being bypassed by the railroads. The establishment of the Carswell Air Force Base in 1942 and the town’s proximity to Fort Worth caused the town to begin growing in the 1940s. By the mid-1950s, it had 10,000 residents. White Settlement incorporated in 1941.White Settlement is located on the south shore of Lake Worth at the western edge of Carswell Air Force Base, and on the northwestern edge of Fort Worth, Texas at the intersection of IH-820 and IH-30, 22 miles east of Weatherford, 16.7 miles southeast of Azle and Eagle Mountain Lake, 30 miles southwest of Trophy Club and Lake Grapevine, 45 miles west of Dallas, 25 miles west of Arlington and Lake Arlington, 31 miles west of Grand Prairie and Mountain Creek and Joe Pool Lakes, 24 miles northwest of Burleson, and 8 miles north of Benbrook Lake and the City of Benbrook, Texas.
Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and Carswell Air Force Base:  
This military airfield is operated by the U.S. Navy. It is located partially in Fort Worth, Westworth Village, and White Settlement, Texas. Units based at this base include theSeabees, the Air Force Reserve Command's Tenth Air Force headquarters, the 301st Fighter Wing, and the 136th Airlift Wing of the Texas Air National Guard. A number of Marine Corps aviation and ground units are also co-located at NAS Fort Worth JRB.(817) 782-7815. 
1864 William Terry Allen Log Cabin, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“In 1854 young William Allen (1842-1893) came with his family to Tarrant County from Todd County, Kentucky. By 1857 they had settled at this location on 360 acres. After serving in the Confederate Army, Allen married Sarah Fannie Grant (1849-1870). They bought 160 acres about 1864 and built this 13' x18' cabin on White Settlement Road six miles west of Tarrant County Courthouse. After his first wife died, Allen married her sister Theodocia E. Grant (1854-1931). They added to the cabin several times, including a bedroom, "The Professor's Room". It was reserved during school months for the local teacher. The cabin was the family home until 1908, when a frame cottage was built nearby. In 1933 Allen's heirs sold 22 acres which included the cabin. The new owner moved the cabin north of the original site and enlarged it. In 1953 the land was sold to the United States government for runway additions to Carswell Air Force Base. The cabin was moved to Fort Worth. The White Settlement Historical Society, organized in 1976, raised funds to number the logs and move the dismantled cabin to the present site. It was restored to its original size and opened to groups interested in local history.” The cabin is located at the White Settlement Historical Museum at 8320 Hanon Drive.
White Settlement Historical Museum & William Terry Allen Log Cabin:
This museum features exhibits depicting the history of White Settlement, and hosts living history programs, including reenactments. The 1864 Allen Cabin is located onsite. Open Tue-Sat, 10am-3pm; closed Sundays and Mondays. (817) 246-9719. 8320 Hanon Drive, 76108.
Texas Civil War Museum:
The museum houses the most comprehensive collection of Civil War artifacts west of the Mississippi River. The Judy Richey Victorian Dress Collection contains over 200 dresses. The Ray Richey Civil War Collection includes over 3,000 Confederate and Federal artifacts which are rotated on a regular basis. The Texas Confederate Collection features soldier’s domestic and personal items, and a collection of historic Texas flags. A 30 minute movie may be viewed in the theater. Open Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm; closed major holidays. An admission fee applies; group rates are available. The museum offers special events. (817) 246-2323. 760 N. Jim Wright Freeway, 76108.  Email
Hip Pocket Theatre:
This outdoor theater has been producing plays for over 40 years. Season Hip passes offer 10 admissions at 50% off. The outdoor venue has restrooms, and a concession building selling beer, wine, soft drinks, and food. In 2016, their TABC license expired and they began working on the renewal. Internships are available. June through August, gates open at 7pm. September and October, gates open at 6:30pm. Shows are cancelled during rain. (817) 246-9775. 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth, 76108. From West Loop 820 in White Settlement, take Silver Creek Road West 1.6 miles. The gate will be on your right.  General Information Email     
White Settlement Public Library:
This library features Browser the Library Cat. The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, printing and fax services, tax forms and AARP tax preparation, GED classes, audiobook and e-books, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon & Thu, 10am-8pm; Tue & Wed, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Fridays and Sundays. (817) 367-0166. 8215 White Settlement Road.  Email
Annual Summer Movies in the Park, June-Aug:
Free movies are offered at the Central Park amphitheater at 8800 Gibbs Drive, 76108. Concessions are available. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information at (817) 246-1121.  Email
There will be no 2016 parade
White Settlement Day Parade, Sept:
The parade begins at Brewer Middle School (Gibbs and South Cherry Lane), travels north on S. Cherry Lane, and west on White Settlement Road to the Civic Center Complex at White Settlement Road and Meadow Park Drive. The awards ceremony takes place at the Civic Center Complex following the parade. The 2015 parade was held on Saturday, September 26. (817) 246-1121.
Dagwoods Grinders & Growlers:   
(817) 570-7924. 1736 Mall Circle, 76116.  Reviews
Happy Bowl Thai Restaurant: 
(817) 246-0977. 8149 White Settlement Road, 76108.  Reviews
Carniceria Y Taqueria Dos:
(817) 560-9474. 8631 Camp Bowie West Boulevard, 76116.  Reviews  
Olivella's Neo Pizza Napoletana:   
(817) 439-7676. 6333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, 76116.  Reviews
Billy's Oak Acres BBQ:
They serve very good barbecue, including really good ribs. (817) 367-2200. They are located at 1620 North Las Vegas Trail, 76108, outside of White Settlement.  Reviews
Gyros Greek Café: 
(817) 246-0545. 9570 Clifford Street, 76108.   Reviews
West Side Café:
(817) 560-1996. 7950 Camp Bowie West, 76116.  Reviews  
Bangkok House Thai Restaurant:
(817) 246-0236. 438 South Cherry Lane, 76108.  Reviews