Westworth Village, named because it is about six miles west of Fort Worth, is on land first occupied by the Caddo and Wichita Indians, nestled on the West Fork of the Trinity River. In 1850, the area served as a stage coach stop along the route from Fort Worth to Yuma, Arizona. The east-west stage road is now known as White Settlement Road.

During the Civil War, Capt. H. B. Thompson stopped in the area, and liked it so much he returned after the war to settle, buying the mansion that housed the Carswell Golf Course Clubhouse. The Thompson Community Cemetery still exists.

In the early 1900's, the area now called Westworth Village included dairy farms, such as the one owned by Charles Volder and Jack Stein. Stein's dairy was purchased for him by his uncle, Will Rogers, and the petrified wood pillars which marked the entrance to the dairy are still standing. Will Rogers also built a store for Jack Stein's father just outside the gates to the dairy. It was the only store in the village at that time.

In 1941, the area residents banded together and formed a village to preserve their right to remain self governing since by that time they were sandwiched between the new bomber plant, Consolidated Aircraft Corp. and the air base, Tarrant Field. The area was originally incorporated as White Settlement Village, but because the yet unincorporated area to the west of them had already claimed the White Settlement School, the villagers voted to change their name to Westworth Village.

The first mayor of Westworth Village was Billy Bob (W.R.) Watt, owner of the Yellow Cab Company and chairman, until his death, of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show held at Will Rogers Coliseum each year.

The village grew quickly when Hwy. 183 was constructed in 1942. The bomber plant, later known as General Dynamics and now Lockheed Martin, was in full swing and the air base, named Carswell in 1948, was training combat crews. The population grew from less than 200 in 1941 to more than 3000 by 1950. It is now expanding on land once owned by Carswell.

In the early 1950's, commercialization was voted down, sparing the store built by Will Rogers, but ensuring that the Village would remain entirely residential. In 1941 the residents voted to ban the sale of alcohol in beverages in the village, an ordinance overturned in 1981.

Although Westworth residents pay county, school and hospital taxes, they remain the only city in Tarrant County without a city property tax.


Westworth Village has a quiet, small town atmosphere as a bedroom community to the surrounding Metroplex. The homes are usually one story brick and frame cottages.


Four churches serve the area and sponsor Village Christmas Parties, Public Safety Day, Halloween Haunted House, Police Appreciation Night, Valentine Party, Easter Egg Hunt.


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Nearest Fire Station: 205 University Dr., 817-871-6800, emergencies: 911
Nearest Post Office: River Oaks Station, 1008 Roberts Cut-Off Rd., 817-738-7741
Nearest Grocery Shopping: River Oaks Blvd., Camp Bowie Blvd.
Nearest Mall: Ridgmar Mall
City Council District: Westworth Village
School District Number: 7
Voting Precinct Number: 4144

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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