Fort Worth is a city in the United States state of Texas. It is the county seat of Tarrant County. On the Trinity River, Fort Worth is situated in the north-central part of Texas.
In eighteen hundred and forty nine, as a military outpost on the Trinity River with the intention of protecting settlers moving westward from frequent Indian attacks, was founded the city by Major Ripley Arnold. It was named after General William J. Worth. He was a commander of the Texas army. In eighteen seventy three, Fort Worth was incorporated as a city. Due to its proximity to the Chisholm cattle trial, during eighteen hundred and seventies it witnessed growth. In eighteen hundred and seventy six, when the Texas and Pacific Railway arrived, Fort Worth prospered as a meat-packing and shipping center. In nineteen hundred and seventeen, when oil was discovered nearby, it experienced a new boom. The economy was also spurred by the establishment of military installations in the area during first and second World Wars.
In search of its rich history and culture a large number of tourists visit Fort Worth. Many bus companies operate in the city catering to this segment. They offer services of charter bus, coach bus, limo bus, party bus etc. to the customers. They are all well known for the quality service they offer. It is noteworthy that their prices also come at an affordable range.
Fort Worth is not dependent on the oil or financial sectors, as it has traditionally been a diverse center of manufacturing. The range of city’s industries include from clothing and food products to jet fighters, helicopters, computers, pharmaceuticals, and plastics. Fort Worth leads the nation in aviation products, electronic equipment, and refrigeration equipment. A multitude of major corporate headquarters, offices, and distribution centers exist in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth calls itself the city “where the West begins, in its rivalry with Dallas. Since the construction of major industrial parks in the nineteen hundred and eighties, Fort Worth has been financially revitalized. Also the suburban expansion is continuing. Although still oil and gas, cattle and grain remain important, the economic development has been lead by newer industries, such as aerospace and electronic equipment manufacture, wholesaling and distribution, transportation, communications and food processing. The airline industry is important due to the fact that Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Alliance cargo airport are situated in or near the city. In Fort Worth is based American Airlines.
Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University and a Baptist seminary are based in Fort Worth. Among its visitor attractions are the Tarrant County Convention Center, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Texas Motor Speedway, Bass Performance Center, which is in Sundance Square and the old stockyards.