Welcome to the City of Hurst.
The City of Hurst was named after William Letchworth "Uncle Billy" Hurst in 1909. In 1903 "Uncle Billy" agreed to let the railroad lay track connecting Fort Worth and Dallas on his land with the condition that a stop be established there, and a depot built and given his name. The Rock Island Station was built in 1903, and along with the surrounding community, was finally officially given the name Hurst in 1909.
Hurst incorporated as a general law city on September 25, 1952 with a total population of 2,700. Today the population, according to U.S. Census data for 2013, is estimated to be 38,448.
Other interesting Hurst facts:
- Hurst is 9.92 square miles
- Tarrant County College was opened in 1968
- L. D. Bell High School opened in 1957
- North East Mall - the largest mall in Tarrant County until the 1990s - opened in 1972
- Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974
- TEXpress express lanes opened in October 2014 easing traffic congestion on the 183/121 Freeway
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