Aledo, TX - Population 2980
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 42.648 W 097° 36.176
14S E 630938 N 3620089
Quick Description: Aledo, TX, population 2980 as of this posting. This sign is located on the west side of FM 1187, at the northern city limit. "uh-LEE-doh."
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2015 3:07:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMNC78
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The Handbook of Texas Online has this to say about Aledo: (visit link)

Aledo is on Farm Road 1187 fifteen miles west of Fort Worth in southeastern Parker County. The first settlers in the area were from Georgia. They called the place Parker's Station. The name, however, caused confusion for postal authorities, and after the tracks of the Texas and Pacific Railway were laid nearby and businesses were built close to the rail line, a Texas and Pacific official suggested that the new site be named after his hometown, Aledo, Illinois. An Aledo post office was opened in 1882. By the mid-1880s the settlement had an estimated 150 residents and had become a shipping point for area farmers. The town's steam cotton gin, corn mill, bank, and twenty-one businesses established Aledo as a retail center for eastern Parker County by 1915. The population grew to 400 by the early 1920s. In 1963 the community was incorporated. Beginning in the mid-1970s the town grew rapidly as a result of the growth of nearby Fort Worth. In 1980 it had an estimated 1,027 residents and twenty-three businesses. In 1990 the population was 1,169. In 2000 Aledo had a population of 1,726.

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Note the population growth, although tornadoes have been known to visit Aledo on a semi-regular basis.
Address: FM 1187, northern city limit

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