Importance of Knowing History
The ability to shape the future of Benbrook is intimately tied to knowing its past. For one, knowing our history makes us aware of the planning and decisions of those who came before us. It also helps us understand these decisions. For example:
- The prior transportation and land subdivision actions establish a framework within which future development can take place, and profoundly affects our ability to make future land-use decisions.
- Prior economic activity tends to direct future economic activity along associated lines.
- Prior planning activities, whether implemented or not, directly and indirectly influence land-use decisions.
- James M. Benbrook
- Peter Boaz
Chapter 2 of the Benbrook Comprehensive Plan provides the complete Benbrook History.
In 2011, the City published "Images of America: Benbrook," a pictorial historical account of our city. This book can be purchased at City Hall, 911 Winscott Road. The cost of the book is $23.80 (tax included).
In 2013, the City of Benbrook purchased a video documentary of Benbrook history, "Once Upon a Time in Benbroook" DVD's (HD) can also be purchased at Benbrook City Hall, or by calling 817-249-6087.
In 2012, the Benbrook Historical Society (BHS) was formed to seek out, preserve, properly archive, and make available to the public, items of historical value, stories, and landmarks that reflect the rich history of the city. For more information or to become a member of the BHS, contact President Jess Jordan at 817-249-7509.