Dalworthington Gardens

Dalworthington Gardens, one of the most unusual communities in Texas, is located in east central Tarrant County between Interstate 30 to the north and Interstate 20 to the south, about twelve miles southeast of Fort Worth. The community was established as a subsistence homestead project during the Great Depression under the authority of the National Industrial Recovery Act. The homestead program was administered by the Department of the Interior. Its original purpose was to help families attain a better standard of living through a combination of part-time industrial employment and subsistence agriculture. The idea was to locate homestead projects near large industrial centers where city workers could live, grow gardens, and raise farm animals to supplement their regular food supplies. Dalworthington Gardens was one of five such projects located in Texas and the only one still in existence today.

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

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Dalworthington Gardens is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.69366110
    Longitude
    -97.15654000

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No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Dalworthington Gardens by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Dalworthington Gardens
Pop. Year Source
2,354 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,259 2010 Texas Demographic Center
2,186 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,758 1990 Texas Demographic Center