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2010 Census - 21,234
2000 Census - 20,208
Benbrook, Texas
Benbrook Texas History:
Benbrook was established as the town of Miranda in 1857. When the Texas and Pacific Railway extended its tracks through the area in 1876, the town was renamed for James M. Benbrook who was instrumental in getting the railroad to build through Miranda. The Benbrook post office was established in 1880. By the mid-1920s Benbrook had approximately 20 residents. The town began to grown during World War II. The 1952 impoundment of the Benbrook Reservoir brought new residents and tourism related businesses to the town. Today many Benbrook residents commute to Fort Worth for work. Benbrook is located on the north shore of Benbrook Lake at the intersections of IH-820, IH.-20 and U.S.377, 22.7 miles southeast of Weatherford, 22 miles southeast of Azle, 7.3 miles south of White Settlement, 34 miles southwest of Grapevine, 26 miles southwest of Arlington, 13 miles southwest of Fort Worth, 46 miles slightly southwest of Dallas, 31.5 miles slightly southwest of Grand Prairie, 49 miles northwest of Waxahachie, 37 miles northwest of Cedar Hill, 34 miles northwest of Cleburne, 19 miles northwest of Burleson, 23 miles northeast of Acton, and 28 miles northeast of Granbury, Texas.
Historical James M. Benbrook, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“In 1876 Indiana native James M. Benbrook brought his family to this settlement, then known as Miranda.  A veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War, he became a prominent area farmer and landowner. In 1880, when rail lines were completed here and a depot was constructed, the community was renamed Benbrook in his honor by the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company. Twice married, Benbrook was the father of six children.” The marker is located at 812 Mercedes Street in the Benbrook Cemetery.
Benbrook Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, live homework help, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, 1pm-7pm; Tue-Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sundays. (817) 249-6632. 1065 Mercedes Street. Email
Benbrook Senior Center:
The center offers physical activities, games, crafts, health screenings, tax counseling, defensive driving classes, covered dish luncheons, lunch outings, day trips, game night, and dances to seniors. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm. 1010 Mercedes Street. (817) 249-6300.
Sunset Winery:
The tasting room is open Thu-Sun, noon-7pm. Tours are available. Bring a picnic and enjoy a glass of wine. Open Thu-Sun, noon-7pm. During the winter they are open until 6pm. Check the website for holiday hours. (817) 426-1141. 1535 S. Burleson Boulevard, Burleson, TX 76028. Email 
Lost Oak Winery:
The tasting room is open Thu-Sun, noon-7pm. Tours are conducted on a regular basis; check online for a schedule. Self-guided wine tours are also available; just ask for a guide when you arrive; there is no fee. Winter hours are Thu, noon-7pm; Fri-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm. (817) 426-6625. 2116 FM 731, Burleson, Texas 76028.  Email 
Mainstay Farm Christmas Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch, Oct, Cleburne, Texas:
Formerly a dairy farm, the farm is now a Christmas tree farm during November and December, a Pumpkin Patch during October, and a party venue year round. The annual pumpkin patch offers approximately 90,000 pounds of pumpkins for sale. Activities include face and pumpkin painting, hay rides, a hay play area, a three story tree house, three mazes, a 100 foot Super Shute slide, Goat Mountain, pedal-kart dirt track racing, a net trampoline, and more. There is a gift shop. The grill sells pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, and other menu items. Open to families the last three Saturdays in October, from 11am-5pm. Admission is $9 adults; $8 children 12 and under; 2 and under free; special group rates available for school field trips. (817) 295-6772. 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne, Texas 76031. The farm is located 5 miles south of Burleson, Texas.
Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm, Crowley, Texas:
Select and cut your own from Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Silver Dust. Amenities include hay rides to the Christmas tree field, picnic areas, tree swings, a gift shop, coffee and hot cider, and a mini-candy cane and coloring book for each child. (817) 297-3970. 10405 Shannon Valley Drive, Crowley. Crowley is located four miles northwest of Burleson. Crowley Map; Click to Enlarge  Crawley Area Map  
Lazy K Christmas Trees and Quilts, Godley, TX:
Ken and Evelyn offer choose your own and cut your own Christmas trees. Trees include Afgan pines, Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cypress. They have a lot of Arizona Cypress and Afgan pines growing, but their future focus will be on Leland Pines. They also sell quilted items suitable for gifts or decorations. They open the Friday after Thanksgiving; call for exact date. (817) 992-6818. 7829 CR 1230, Godley, Texas 76044. Email   Godley Map  Area Map 
Annual Benbrook Heritage Fest Cowboy Roundup, Mid-October:
Activities include western-themed games and activities, arts & crafts vendors, music and folk dance performances, American Miniature Horses from Sunset Mountain Miniatures, a Native and Mexican Village, a Kiddy Korral, radio control demonstrations by the Fort Worth Thunderbirds, an evening live music concert, a BBQ Cook-off sponsored by the Benbrook Area of Chamber of Commerce, and great festival food! Admission is free. This event is held from 10am-6pm at Dutch Branch Park at 10001 Benbrook Boulevard. (817) 249-6087.