Just north of Mansfield, on the south side of I-20, is a small Fort Worth suburb called Kennedale. Its southeast location means this small town with less than 10,000 people has freeway access to Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, and the entire DFW Metroplex. The strong community means that families and retirees alike will appreciate living here. This small Lone Star State town has much to offer.
Settlers began moving to the area in 1843 following a treaty between the Republic of Texas and the Village Creek Tribes. In 1882, three settlers bought land at the site of a mineral well: John D. Hudson, C. B. Teague, and Olivers S. Kennedy, for whom the town was named.
What became today’s Kennedale was mostly farming. In 1886, the Fort Worth and New Orleans Railway, now Southern Pacific, built a rail line that connected Fort Worth and Waxahachie that ran through Kennedale. Around the same time, the Kennedale Brick Works was founded by K. M. Van Zandt and E. C. Schneider.
State Highway 34, now known as Kennedale Parkway, was built through the town in 1932, bringing more businesses. Over time, a train depot, a post office, a general merchandise store, and other amenities appeared, with more residents following.
Kennedale’s first public school in 1890 became a school district in 1909. Today, the Kennedale ISD serves nearly 3,000 families with a high school, a junior high school, and two elementary schools. After high school, students can choose from multiple colleges and universities in the Metroplex, or stay in Kennedale to attend Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary and College. KISD’s Facebook page also gives updates and information to parents and students. KISD is also the area’s biggest local employer.
The small city area is prosperous and offers local opportunities to residents, and is also business-friendly. Despite its proximity to the Metroplex, Kenndale is a harbor from the bustling DFW area with green spaces, trails, and quiet areas. Kennedale’s website has more information.
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