White Settlement is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and a northwestern suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 16,116 at the 2010 census.
Location of White Settlement in Tarrant County, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°45′33″N 97°27′38″W|
White Settlement began to emerge on the Chisholm Trail, a trail used for cattle drives. As early as the 1830s, people began to settle on what is now known as White Settlement.
During the 1800s, the Comanche Indian tribe roamed the lands, becoming a danger towards the settlers. Many of the public utilities were held in the settler's homes due to the threat of Native American raids. Threats of Indians diminished the later years. Many settlers began to go outside of their house armed with their rifles and loose dogs to scare off the Indians. As Fort Worth grew larger, some Indian emancipates were friendly and the African Americans were designated by color.
The area grew slowly through the Civil War and World War I; however, during World War II, the city rapidly grew as the bomber plant and the Carswell AFB was constructed. In 1943, the number of homes increased from 200 to 1200. White Settlement was incorporated in 1941.
White Settlement is located at (32.759280, -97.460442).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km2), all of its land.
The City of White Settlement is served by the White Settlement Independent School District.
The White Settlement Public Library is located in the Municipal Complex.