Handley

Handley was on a site now in eastern Fort Worth in central Tarrant County. It developed when the Texas and Pacific Railway arrived there in 1876; a post office opened that year and was named for Confederate major James Madison Handley. By the mid-1880s the community had a church, a school, and a half-dozen businesses. Handley's population in 1903 was 156, and by 1915 it reported 905 residents and forty businesses. Its population continued to grow rapidly, as did that of nearby Fort Worth, and by the mid-1940s Handley had more than 3,000 residents. Fort Worth's growth, however, outpaced the railroad town, and in 1946 it annexed Handley.

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

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Place type

Handley is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.73263150
    Longitude
    -97.21806880

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Is Incorporated

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