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Briar is on Farm Road 730 twenty-two miles northwest of Weatherford in the northeast corner of Parker County, the southwest corner of Wise County, and the northwest tip of Tarrant County. The community's development began in the late 1870s and early 1880s. A local post office operated from 1884 until 1904. By the late 1890s the community had thirty residents and two businesses. For much of its history Briar has served area farmers as a school and church community. Until the late 1960s its population remained well under fifty. In the early 1970s, however, the community began to grow rapidly as a result of the growth of nearby Fort Worth. In 1980 the population was estimated at 1,810: 349 in Parker County, 642 in Wise County, and 819 in Tarrant County. In 1990 the population was 3,899, and in 2000 it was 5,350.

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David Minor | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Briar is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Briar is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.99024190
Longitude: -97.55575800

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Briar by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
7,035 2020 United States Census Bureau
6,342 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,665 2010 United States Census Bureau
5,350 2000 United States Census Bureau
3,899 1990 United States Census Bureau