Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort Worth: Stop Six Historic African American Neighborhood

This working-class African American neighborhood, once the sixth stop on the Northern Texas Traction Company line running between Dallas and Fort Worth, was originally known as Cowanville. Throughout the neighborhood visitors will see early-20th-century houses. The school at 5100 Willie St. was built in 1924 with funding from the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, much like Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas.


  • Bounded by Rosedale, Loop 820 South and Miller streets
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • 76119

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