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Euless City


Euless City Hall is located at 201 North Ector Drive, Euless, TX 76039; phone: 817-685-1422.

Beginnings [1]

In 1867 Elisha Adam Euless, along with many of his Tennessee neighbors, settled in Northeastern Tarrant County. They established their new homes among farmers who had come earlier with the Peters Colony. Anglo-American settlement had been made possible by the establishment of nearby Bird's Fort and a treaty with local Indians in the 1840's.

Mr. Euless purchased land in 1879 and 1881 in the northwest corner of present North Main Street and West Euless Boulevard, where he farmed. He also constructed a cotton gin and a multipurpose building that housed a school, a church and a Grange Hall. The community that developed at the site came to be known as Euless, although it had several other names at different times. Mr. Euless served two terms as Tarrant County sheriff in the 1890's.

A post office opened in 1886, erroneously named "Enless." In 1888, Euless became a Tarrant County voting precinct. However, the community declined after 1903, when the Rock Island Railroad bypassed it. The settlement even lost its misnamed post office in 1910.

The community of Euless survived, nevertheless, and in the 1920's a few new businesses opened, serving local residents, mostly truck and dairy farmers. In the 1930's, a new highway linking Dallas and Fort Worth passed through Euless. After World War II, Fort Worth built its municipal airport nearby.

Euless grew slowly, and in 1949 the post office reopened. The following year residents incorporated the town, then unincorporated it in 1953 and immediately reincorporated. The city adopted a home-rule charter with a council-manager form of government in 1962, which, with amendments, is still the city's basic governing document.

The City of Euless is 16.9 square miles and is located 16 miles west of Dallas and 16 miles east of Fort Worth in the northeast corner of Tarrant County within what is identified as North Central Texas. It is served by several major highways, which include State Highway 183 in an east/west alignment and passes through the center of the city, State Highway 360 in a north/south alignment to the east, and State Highway 121 in a north/south alignment to the west. Other major thoroughfares that serve Euless include FM 157 in a north/south alignment as well as State Highway 10 which dissects our city at an angle in an east/west alignment.

  1. City of Euless, Texas, Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, www.eulesstx.gov, accessed March, 2015.
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