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:: History of Keller
The Texas and Pacific Railway between Fort Worth and Texarkana was completed in June 1881, and the first train ran on this track on 9 May 1881.
With the advent of rail service, new villages were established all along the line.
The Keller of today was one of them.
On 19 July 1881, H.W. Black, a druggist of Tarrant County, set aside 40 acres (0.16 km2) out of the north end of the 62 acres (0.25 km2) deeded to him by A.C. Roberts (being a part of the Samuel Needham Survey) for a town site to be known as Athol, situated 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Fort Worth.
The land was dedicated to the public for streets and alleyways, but title to the remainder of the 62 acres (0.25 km2) was held by Mr. Black.
Settlers migrated to the new village, and in less than a year the town changed its name to Keller, honoring John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad.
Streets were named and those in the original 40-acre (0.16 km2) site still carry the names given to them in 1881.
Streets going north and south are Lamar, Main and Elm; those running east and west are Price, Taylor, Hill, Vine, Bates, Olive and Pecan.
:: Manny G's is one of many fine places in town to eat. Manny G's is a local hangout and Veterans and Active Military are always welcome.
In fact, Patriot Guard and other Motorcycle enthusiasts living within a 50 mile radius of Keller are encouraged to go for a Saturday afternoon stroll up the road to Manny G's. They serve great food as well as having the cheapest beer in Town.
When you are in the area we recommend stopping by for a bite to eat or have a nice cold drink and tell them Vets Helping Vets sent you !
Credit for the Keller Texas Image Album goes to Lisa Holmes, a tremendous advocate for those who serve or have served in the military !
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