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Weatherford dates to the 1850s, when it became the seat of Parker County. The city is named after Jefferson Weatherford, a member of the Texas Senate when the county was created. In its early years, the town was the last settlement on the Western wagon train route between Fort Worth and Fort Belknap. The southwest area of town boasts many Victorian-style residences from the late 1800s.
Just minutes west of DFW, the city is known to horse trainers as the Cutting Horse Capital of the World, and the Texas Legislature named the county the "Peach Capital of Texas." The annual Parker County Peach Festival is held the second Saturday in July, and the Sheriff's Posse Rodeo is in June.
Weatherford's First Mondays evolved from trade days held when court was in session on the first Monday of each month. The event is now held on weekends preceding the first Monday of each month. At U.S. 80/180, three blocks east of courthouse. www.weatherfordparks.com.