Arlington is halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth in eastern Tarrant County. It was founded in 1876 on the Texas and Pacific Railway as a market town for the surrounding farms but was not officially incorporated until 1884.
Prior to the 1840s the land was inhabited by American Indians including Caddo, Cherokee, Tonkawa, and Comanche. The Village Creek area near the site of present-day Lake Arlington was one of the largest American Indian settlements in the region. In the battle of Village Creek, fought on May 24, 1841, Gen. Edward H. Tarrant attacked the settlements, which ultimately resulted in the removal of the tribes from their homes to a reservation and opened the area for White settlement.
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