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FORT WORTH

Monet "Weeping Willow" at the Kimbell Art Museum

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Fort Worth / Stone Creek Ranch

2301 Horseback Trail

Presidio Village

Fort Worthpopulation 812,238

Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. The city is located in North Central Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles in TarrantDentonParker, and Wise counties—serving as the seat for Tarrant County. The city is the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area.

The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Today Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design. USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.

Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several world-class museums. The Kimbell Art Museum, considered to have one of the best collections in Texas, is housed in what is widely regarded as one of Texas' foremost works of modern architecture designed by Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano. Also of note are the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, designed by Tadao Ando, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, which houses one of the most extensive collections of American art in the world in a building designed by Philip Johnson. The city is also home to Texas Christian UniversityTexas Wesleyan UniversityUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center,Texas A&M University School of Law, and many multinational corporations including Bell HelicopterLockheed MartinAmerican AirlinesRadio Shack, and others.

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