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  Handbook of Texas Online - PARKER COUNTY
Parker County (D-16), in north central Texas, is bounded on the north by Jack and Wise counties, on the east by Tarrant County, on the south by Hood and Johnson counties, and on the west by Palo Pinto County.
The population of the county grew to 21,682 by 1890 and 25,823 by 1900.
In 1970 the population of Parker County was 33,888.
www.tshaonline.org /handbook/online/articles/PP/hcp3.html   (2194 words)

  Handbook of Texas Online:
Parker County (D-16), in north central Texas, is bounded on the north by Jack and Wise counties, on the east by Tarrant County, on the south by Hood and Johnson counties, and on the west by Palo Pinto County.
The population of the county grew to 21,682 by 1890 and 25,823 by 1900.
In 1970 the population of Parker County was 33,888.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/PP/hcp3.html   (2215 words)

 Cynthia Ann Parker - A Texas Legend
When she was nine or ten her family moved to Central Texas and built Fort Parker on the headwaters of the Navasota River in what is now Limestone County.
It is said that in the mid-1840s her brother, John Parker, who had been captured with her, asked her to return to their white family, but she refused, explaining that she loved her husband and children too much to leave them.
On April 8, 1861, a sympathetic Texas legislature voted her a grant of $100 annually for five years and a league of land and appointed Isaac D. and Benjamin F. Parker her guardians.
www.lone-star.net /mall/texasinfo/CynthiaAnnParker.htm   (1088 words)

 About Parker County, Texas...
Parker County manages to encompass in its 40-some-mile expanse a remarkable variation of flora, fauna and terrain.
Parker County was considered frontier up until the 1870's, even though the area saw its first white settlers in the late 1840's.
Today, Parker County is a place where cattle ranches coexist with small industry and growing communities as a new generation of immigrants discovers the charms of the area.
www.boleypearson.com /parker.html   (970 words)

 Texas Treasures - Quanah Parker to Governor Campbell - Texas State Library
She was restored to her family, under the guardianship of Isaac D. and Benjamin F. Parker, and the Texas Legislature voted her a pension and a league of land.
Quanah Parker, the oldest son of Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker remained with the tribe after the raid that killed his father and returned his mother and sister to her American family.
Parker worked to improve the lot of his people and to defend them against further encroachments on their land.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /treasures/indians/parker.html   (451 words)

 Log Cabin Village - Parker Cabin
Soon after their arrival in Texas (then a part of Mexico), The Declaration of Texas Independence was signed and Parker participated in the formation of the Republic of Texas.
Parker served as a State Senator and Representative and as a delegate to the Texas Constitutional Convention in 1845.
Carter's death, the Amon G. Carter Foundation donated the historic structure to the Pioneer Texas Heritage Committee for restoration at the Log Cabin Village, where it is interpreted as the two-room log house, with a kitchen and a bedroom, of the affluent Parker Family.
www.logcabinvillage.org /parker.htm   (398 words)

 TEXAS: Fess Parker
Parker, BA 50, became an instant celebrity when the film Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier debuted in 1955.
During school, he was a janitor for the Texas Employment Commission and taught water skiing in the afternoon.
Parker looks on with interest at the much-anticipated Alamo movie being filmed near Austin and scheduled for release later this year, with Billy Bob Thornton being heir to the role of Crockett.
utopia.utexas.edu /articles/alcalde/parker.html?...   (2764 words)

 Fess Parker
Parker continued to star in numerous box office hits for Disney, Paramount and Warner Brothers' Studios, while laying the foundation for his second career as real estate developer.
Parker is planning to open a new luxury waterfront hotel in 2004, adjacent to 10 acres of public parkland donated by the Parker Family Trust.
Fess Parker continues to be active in all aspects of his life and has much more in store for the future.
www.fessparker.com /fess_parker.htm   (457 words)

 Texas Monthly September 2001: Fess Parker
Fess Parker may have traded his coonskin cap for a California winery, but to those of us of a certain vintage, he'll always be the King of the Wild Frontier.
Plus, Parker has something both the real and the reel Davy lacked: wealth, not only from his acting career but also from the vineyards, winery, and hotels he owns today in Santa Barbara, his longtime home.
Parker had a lot of fun in the role: He got to brandish weapons, ride horses, and wrestle (make that "wrassle") humans and other dangerous critters.
www.texasmonthly.com /mag/issues/2001-09-01/culture3.php   (1168 words)

 Parker, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parker is the location of the famed Southfork Ranch from the TV series Dallas.
Part of Parker is served by the Allen Independent School District, while the other part is served by the Plano Independent School District.
The portion of Parker in AISD is served by Allen High School.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parker,_Texas   (407 words)

 Fort Parker, Texas state historic site.
The murder, wounding and kidnapping of settlers by Indians at Fort Parker became the catalyst for the remarkable story of Cynthia Ann Parker, a child taken from the fort and raised as an Indian.
But Cynthia Ann Parker, 9, and her brother John 6, both children of Silas and Lucy Parker, were kept by the Comanches.
The former hostage was returned to her family in East Texas, but could not adjust to the white man's ways.
www.texasescapes.com /AllThingsHistorical/FortParkerBB1202.htm   (671 words)

 Parker, Texas (TX) - Sperling's BestPlaces
Race in Parker, TX 86.03% of people are white, 3.26% are fl, 2.24% are asian, 1.02% are native american, and 8.24% claim 'Other'.
Parker, TX, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 10, is 2.
Parker, TX, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 10, is 3.
www.bestplaces.net /city/Parker-Texas.aspx   (702 words)

 Quanah Parker
“Quanah Parker was the last Chief of the Comanche's and never lost a battle to the white man. His tribe roamed over the area where Pampas stands.
Mackenzie appointed Quanah Parker as the chief of the Comanche shortly after his surrender, but the older chiefs resented Parker’s youth, and his white blood in particular." And in 1892, when Quanah Parker signed the Jerome Agreement that broke up the reservation, the Comanche were split into two factions: (1).
Quanah Parker died on February 23, 1911, and was buried next to his mother, whose body he had reinterred at Ft. Sill Military cemetery on Chiefs Knoll in Oklahoma only three months earlier.
www.snowwowl.com /nativeleaders/quanahparker.html   (724 words)

 TPWD: Old Fort Parker - Operated by the City of Groesbeck
History: Old Fort Parker, a 37.5-acre park between Groesbeck and Mexia in Limestone County, was deeded by private owners in 1936 and was rebuilt again in 1967.
Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas.
The Fort Parker Cemetery, located 2.2 miles from the Fort, is an active cemetery and has the graves of the people killed at the Fort in 1836.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /park/oldfort   (601 words)

 Parker Texas Real Estate
Parker is a small town located to the east of Plano, Texas and is ideally situated about 20 minutes of Dallas and 45 minutes from Fort Worth.
By the 1960s, the growth of both Dallas to the south and the success of several large high-technology firms began to make their influence felt on the local economy and city planners began making preparations for the growth they believed was inevitable.
As if all this were not enough, the seasons here are spectacular, although the summers can be a little warm, the rest of the year is mild, and allows for outdoor activities all year round.
www.relocate-america.com /states/TX/cities/parker.htm   (547 words)

 Parker Texas Thermowell -- Thermowells
Parker maintains an extensive inventory of bar stock, pipe, and flanges that includes 316 SST, 304 SST, 310 SST, 321 SST, 347 SST, 446 SST, carbon steel, Hastelloy, Monel, Inconel, Nickel, Titanium, Stellite 6B, and several other metal grades.
Parker thermowells are available in virtually any material to fit your application.
For most industrial applications, standard Parker thermowells provide the necessary strength if the material, style, and length are correctly specified for the application parameters: fluid type, temperature, pressure, and fluid velocity.
www.texasthermowell.com /twells/thermowells.htm?kc=7FhZk   (950 words)

 Frontier Forts > The Die is Cast
Lamar was the architect of the first Texas attempt to accomplish what the government of the United States called "removal," the deportation of Indian tribes to places beyond the reach of white settlers.
Fort Parker, a Limestone County compound built by the Parker family for protection against the Indians, was attacked in May 1836 by more than 500 Caddo and Comanche Indians.
Texas volunteers mounted a series of attacks on Indians in their camps along the San Saba and in other areas, in an attempt to drive the Indians beyond the Red River and out of Texas.
www.texasbeyondhistory.net /forts/dieiscast.html   (2071 words)

 Quanah Parker
Cynthia Ann Parker was recaptured, along with her daughter, during an 1860 raid on the Pease River in northwest Texas.
He was almost killed during the attack on buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls in the Texas Panhandle in 1874.
Quanah Parker also used peyote, negotiated grazing rights with Texas cattlemen, and invested in a railroad.
www.lone-star.net /mall/texasinfo/quanah.htm   (673 words)

 TPWD: Fort Parker State Park
History: Fort Parker State Park includes 1458.8 acres (758.8 land acres and a 700-acre lake); between Mexia and Groesbeck, in Limestone County.
Fort Parker State Park was created in 1935 on land donated by the City of Mexia and three local landowners.
The park was named for Fort Parker, a nearby historic settlement established in 1833, and the site of the well-known Comanche Indian raid in May 1836, during which Cynthia Ann Parker was captured.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /spdest/findadest/parks/fort_parker   (507 words)

 Quanah Parker
uanah Parker was the last Chief of the Comanche's and never lost a battle to the white man. His tribe roamed over the area where Pampa stands.
Quanah Parker died on February 23, 1911, and was buried next to his mother, whose body he had re-interred at Ft. Sill Military cemetery on Chiefs Knoll in Oklahoma only three months earlier.
For his courage, integrity and tremendous insight, Quanah Parker’s life tells the story of one of America's greatest leaders and a true Texas Hero.
oldfortparker.org /history/quanah_parker.htm   (743 words)

 Parker, Texas
That said, the recent battle waged by parents whose daughters didn’t make the varsity cheerleading team (eventually the school board allowed all girls who had tried out to be on the team) shows that the Park Cities aren’t the only local bubble in need of perspective.
Parker’s low crime rates make it the second-safest suburb in our entire survey.
The smallest of the top 10 (Parker has about 50 more people), Hickory Creek is a safe bet for quiet, hassle-free, safe living.
www.parkertexas.us /News/parkerarticle2006.htm   (2687 words)

 Parker County | The Community News
Parker County sheriff’s investigators and members of the Weatherford Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team captured an escaped Parker County inmate Monday, June 16 about 7:15pm in Kaufman County.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Justin Lavon Berry of Scurry fled from a CEC correctional officer while being escorted on a trash detail in the parking lot of the justice center in Weatherford early Sunday morning around 1 a.m.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Justin Lavon Berry of Scurry, Texas, was being escorted by a CEC corrections officer to dispose of jail trash in a dumpster located just south of the jail sally port when he broke and ran.
www.community-news.com /?q=parkercounty&page=1   (1030 words)

 Parker, TX News
COLLIN COUNTY A North Texas man is charged in connection with the deadly drug overdose of a 21-year-old college honor student.
Cowboy hats, big hair, famous cheerleaders, drawls and barbecue are all a parts of Texas' image that are propagated throughout the world.
North Texas home foreclosure postings for the first month of 2007 were basically unchanged from December, Foreclosure Listing Service reported Thursday.
www.topix.net /city/parker-tx   (622 words)

 Quanah Parker Family History
Pat Neff, ex-governor of Texas and later the President of Baylor University, had as his hobby a collection of books written about the Texas Parkers.
In 1832, Texas was under the rule of Mexico and it was against the law to organize a non-Catholic church.
Fort Parker is being maintained as a state park; in 1966 the state legislature appropriated sixty thousand dollars for for its improvement.
groups.msn.com /QuanahParkerFamilyHistory/texasparkers.msnw   (517 words)

 Texas Politics: Parker for Mayor
We all know Annise Parker plans to run for mayor of Houston, but on Monday it was made official.
Parker, who first ran for controller in 2003, was one of the first candidates Annie's List helped get elected.
But Parker played coy and noted that she didn't say she was running.
blogs.chron.com /texaspolitics/archives/2007/05/parker_for_mayo.html   (269 words)

 Parker County, Texas - County Clerk
Historical Parker County is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing counties in the state.
Established in 1855, Parker County is a neighbor of Tarrant County to the west, with Weatherford being the county seat.
The crown jewel of Parker County is the circa 1886 Courthouse located in the heart of Weatherford, and is the center of the county.
www.parker.tx.us.landata.com   (302 words)

 Alford Homes, Luxury Custom Home Builder
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www.alfordhomes.com /default.asp   (427 words)

 EQIP Program in Parker County | Texas NRCS
All applicants must be signed up with the Parker county Farm Services Agency and obtain a Farm Number before the application can be processed.
The objective of the Parker County EQIP Local Work Group LWG is to promote the use of conservation practices for improving the natural resources throughout the county.
In Parker County for 2006, the Local Work Group LWG has identified Plant Health as the major resource concern.
www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov /Programs/EQIP/counties_m_r/parker.html   (785 words)

 Parker County Real Estate, Texas, TX Homes, Parker Co.
Located in north central Texas on the west side of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, Parker County real estate has softly rolling hills and ranchlands covered with native grass and oak trees.
Parker County is also home to several English riding stables that specialize in dressage, cross-country, show jumping and general equitation.
Parker County homes are showcased at the Christmas Candlelight Tour and Weatherford celebrates an abundant peach crop with the Peach Festival in July.
www.brantsrealtors.com /parker-county-real-estate.html   (577 words)

 Parker Texas Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Parker, Texas Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ...
The distance from Parker to Washington DC is 1213 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 200 miles.
Parker is positioned 33.05 degrees north of the equator and 96.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /txcountyparker.htm   (305 words)

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