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#1 lcbrownz

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:34 AM

Why isn't there a section for Fort Worth maps. I have see detailed maps of downtown from the 1880s through the 1940s and I think they they would be a welcome addition to this board.

#2 hinzdl

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:23 AM

You can find maps of Fort Worth on this forum in different location also UTA's Digital Collection has a good 1885 Gray's map of FW and numerous Texas maps. Also you can google Maps of Fort Worth and it will probably bring up Pete Charlton's map collection. You can also check the new Fort Worth Gazette blog on this forum and find his maps.... UTA Digital Collection.

#3 Doohickie

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:54 PM

I noticed this on Facebook today:

 

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Pretty neat.


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#4 John T Roberts

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 09:22 PM

This is a great map.  It tells a lot about the city's history.  North Fort Worth, Niles City, Polytechnic, and Handley were all once separate municipalities.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 09:29 PM

That is interesting.  Any idea what the four digit numbers represent?



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:00 PM

The four digit numbers represent the date of the area annexed.  The City of Fort Worth was incorporated in 1873.  The black area labeled with "Original Town Site 1873" shows the city limits adopted with the incorporation of the city.  It appears that the first annexation was east of S. Main and south of E. Terrell Ave. in 1890.  Fairmount was annexed in 1891.  You can then follow the progression outward until the last year shown of 1948.  Somewhere, I have seen a map that extends the timeline outward to the current city boundaries, but I have not been able to come across that map today.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:14 PM

It would be interesting to see a current version with all the expansion up till now. 






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