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Reno is on Farm Road 1542 near Fort Worth eighteen miles northeast of Weatherford in the northeastern corner of Parker County. Settlement began in the early 1880s near the banks of Walnut Creek. A post office was established in 1884. Originally Reno served area farmers as a school and church community. The population remained under 200 until the late 1960s, when the growth of Fort Worth transformed Reno into a bedroom community. In 1974 the population was 600; in the late 1980s it was 1,519. In 1990 Reno had 2,322 residents. In 1995 E. R. "Bird" Harris of Reno, who at the age of ninety-one held the oldest in-use barber's license in Texas, was thinking of getting the license renewed. His haircuts were all of one style and cost three dollars; Bird had been cutting A. C. Cross's hair for sixty-nine years. The population was 2,441 in 2000 and 2,494 in 2010.

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Place type

Reno is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Parker's Shop)
  • (Rogersville)


Latitude: 32.94456480
Longitude: -97.57684500

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Reno by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
2,878 2020 United States Census Bureau
3,027 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,494 2010 United States Census Bureau
2,441 2000 United States Census Bureau
2,322 1990 United States Census Bureau