In 1855, Parker County was created by the Texas State Legislature and named for pioneer and State Representative Isaac Parker. Parker was the uncle of Cynthia Ann Parker, a little girl who was stolen from her home by Indians during the Texas Revolution. Cynthia Ann lived among the Comanche and became the mother of Chief Quanah Parker. The Town of Weatherford was named for the State Senator for this district, Thomas Jefferson Weatherford (1811-1867) of Dallas.
The City of Weatherford occupies a territory of approximately 27.04 square miles.
The economy of Weatherford, TX employs 13.7k people. The largest industries in Weatherford are Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Manufacturing, and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction, Utilities, and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities.
Median Household Income $63,708
Total Households 10,984
Median Age: 36.8
Weatherford ISD offers public education for approximately 8,100 students enrolled in grades PreK – 12. The District has 11 campuses and is spread over 254 square miles.
Weatherford residents will enjoy treasures, including a historic shopping district full of antique, boutique and specialty stores; museums, Chandor Gardens and the love-story to be discovered within its walls; an old-time Farmers Market; First Monday Trades Days; and a bounty of Victorian-era homes.