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    Population Growth Chart for Tarrant County 1850-1958

    This chart shows more than 100 years of population growth for both Fort Worth and Tarrant County beginning with the founding of Tarrant County in 1850 when the total population was 664. Trends show, for example, the impact of the Civil War in the 1860s with a decline in population and the coming of the railroad in the 1870s with a tremendous increase.  This chart is from: Population and Growth Trends of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Area 1850-2000 prepared by the Fort Worth National Bank and the Texas Electric Service Company, Fort Worth, Texas, June 1858, page 6.  To better view this image, click on it for a full screen page then click on it again to zoom in.
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    Accessibility Notice: Due to the complexity of this historical document, it is submitted here as a scanned image. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact the Tarrant County Archivist at 817-884-3272.