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    Panorama view of the Tarrant County Plaza Building with the 1895 Courthouse in the background

    The Tarrant County Archives is currently open by appointment only.

    Please call us at 817-884-3272 or email us at so we can discuss your research needs and schedule an appointment.

    Welcome to the Tarrant County Office of Historic Preservation and Archives

    1883 Courthouse

    We look forward to serving you. Below, please find an introduction to the collections and work of the Archives. Below, please find an introduction to the Office of Historic Preservation work and links to the most current draft of our Historic Preservation Plan.


    Dr. Dawn Youngblood, PhD
    Director, Office of Historic Preservation and Archives
    Tarrant County Plaza Building
    200 Taylor Street - Suite 5200
    Fort Worth, TX 76196-0226
    Phone: 817-884-3272


    Our mission is to collect, preserve and offer for research documents which are a record of Tarrant County history.  To give a hint of the variety of our holdings, explore the various options from our guide to collections. We house more than 700 named collections in a more than 10,000 square foot facility located on the fifth floor of the Tarrant County Plaza Building. The Tarrant County Archivist and Archives volunteers stand ready to assist you with your historical research needs.

    Staff: Zachary Tarrant, Project Archivist; Jamie Sheppard, Assistant Archivist.

    Phone: 817-884-3272 or 817-884-3271


    Office of Historic Preservation

    The Office of Historic Preservation works to identify, designate, preserve, and celebrate significant historic properties in Tarrant County. Both the public and private sectors in Tarrant County have long and successful records of undertaking a variety of historic preservation-related projects. Among the accomplishments have been identifying, designating, and reusing historic properties that reflect the rich and robust history of the county and its many communities; informing citizens of all generations of the county’s unique and proud past; and continuing to encourage economic growth, development, and expansion through reinvestments in historic downtowns and revitalized neighborhoods.

    Tarrant County Preservation Plan, 2021, Volume I

    Tarrant County Preservation Plan, 2021, Volume II

    Special Note: Due to major preservation and digitization efforts currently underway, certain materials may be temporarily unavailable. Check with the Tarrant County Archivist prior to visiting to be sure the materials of interest to you are available.


    Guide to Collections

    Request for Documents under the Public Information Act
    Media Inquiries     |     Request ADA Accommodation


    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

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    100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196