Eastchase is a relatively new neighborhood lying approximately ten miles east of the Fort Worth Central Business District and encompassing two original surveys, the 1859 D.C. Harrison Survey and the 1861 Wm. Welch Survey. It is bordered on the east and south by the Arlington City Limits, the west by Cooke's Lane and the north by the extension of Meadowbrook and Eastchase Parkway.

The nearby Harrison Cemetery, located near the 8500 block of Meadowbrook Drive, was bought in 1895 by R.A. Randol, who buried his first wife, Rhonda Harrison there and his brother, John Randol, who died in a mill accident in 1894. There are graves marked as early as 1871 in the Harrison Cemetery.

In 1856 Archibald Leonard built the first mill in Fort Worth. It became a community center were news was exchanged and goods traded while waiting for grain to be milled. This mill burned down in 1860, during a general unrest over abolition, but was rebuilt in 1862. In 1872 it was bought by W.A. Randol and operated until 1922. It finally burned down in 1933. The road past this mill became known as Randol Mill Road, one of the streets in the area.

C.A. Boaz and E.O. Boaz, descendants of early Birdville settler Samuel Boaz, owned land in the area in the 1930's. In 1973, the Randolwood Investment Company and Village Community Development Company began development. This community was named Eastchase in 1984. Much of the development in the area has consisted of apartments and town homes. In 1989, a single-family community called Hollow Hills began development in the area.

Another major thoroughfare running through Eastchase is Ederville Road, which was named after the Eder family who owned a large amount of land west of the area. Today the land which made up Ederville contains only a few old boarded up structures. The intersection of Loop 820 and I-30 covers most of the former town, and the mineral wells have been capped. The only thing left of Ederville is a street, which is not even located in what was Ederville.


Eastchase is dominated by apartments and town homes. Wide streets, new buildings and fewer trees give the area a bright and open look. At the southern end of Eastchase there is a development of exclusive homes set on acreages. This area is heavily wooded and contains a few horse ranches.


The Far East Fort Worth Homeowners' Association works at monitoring zoning on the remaining vacant land to prevent the overbuilding of apartments and condominiums. They are also working towards additional street lighting to the area.


Bill J. Elliott Elementary School, 2501 Cooke's Lane, 817-462-4100

Handley Middle School, 2801 Patino Road, 817-496-7450

High School
Eastern Hills High School, 5701 Shelton St., 817-496-7600

This information was conceived, researched and written by Wini Klein, REALTOR®, for the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®, with assistance from the City of Fort Worth Planning Department, Historic Preservation Council for Tarrant County, Historic Fort Worth, Inc., Texas Christian University, Junior League, Fort Worth Independent School District, Tarrant County Tax Office, League of Neighborhoods and encouragement from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

© 1999, 2007, Wini Klein

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