Parker County, Texas

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Parker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 88,495; in 2005, its population was estimated to be 102,801. The county is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Parker County is named for Isaac Parker, a state legislator who introduced the bill that established the county in 1855[1][2]. The seat of the county is Weatherford.

The 1932 Republican gubernatorial nominee, Orville Bullington, was reared in Parker County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,357 km2). 904 square miles (2,341 km2) of it is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) of it (0.72%) is water.

Highest point

Slipdown Mountain and Slipdown Bluff, at a height of 1,368 feet (417 m), are the highest points in Parker County[3]. They are located just east of the Advance Community, southwest of Poolville.

Major highways

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