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Life at Tarleton

Practical information about life in the Stephenville and Fort Worth areas.

Stephenville, Texas

If you want the comfort, safety, and casualness of a small town and an intimate campus life, Stephenville is the place to be. With a population of about 19,000 people, Stephenville is the Erath County seat and is located about 60 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Agriculture is Stephenville's leading industry and Erath County is the state's leading milk producer with approximately $140 million in production per year.

For more information about Stephenville, please visit the City of Stephenville's website.

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Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth - the most typically Texan of all Texan cities - began as a tiny outpost on a lonely frontier. Today, this metropolitan area of nearly 800,000 people blends its cattle and oil heritage seamlessly with an ever-growing, diverse array of new businesses an industries.


  • Originally settled in 1849 as an army outpost at the Trinity River, Fort Worth was one of the eight forts assigned to protect settlers from Native American attacks on the advancing frontier. Progress helped the growing settlement survive long after other such tows had blown away with the dust of departing pioneers.
  • Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the U.S. and still growing rapidly. The city attracts an average of 5.5 million visitors per year.

For more information visit the City of Fort Worth's website.

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