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Keller is a suburban city in Tarrant County, Texas in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Keller advertises itself as "successfully balancing big-city comforts with small-town charm." According to the 2010 census, the city's population is 39,627, making Keller the 74th most populated city in Texas.In the early 1850s, settlers established Keller and the town became a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway. The settlers settled around the wooded region in Keller because of Keller’s location to the Trinity River water supply and abundant farmland. On November 16, 1955, Keller became incorporated.Keller is mostly residential, featuring more than 300acres of developed land for 11 park sites and nearly 24 miles of hiking and biking trails. The Keller Independent School District has 39 campuses serving more than 34,000 students.HistoryBefore establishmentKeller is in the western fringe of the Eastern Cross Timbers in northeast Tarrant County, part of the frontier of the Peters Colony settlers of the 1840s. In about 1845, the area was first settled by a group of families from Missouri that homesteaded near the head-waters of Big Bear Creek. Mount Gilead Baptist Church was established on July 13, 1850. In 1859, the little log church was burned in an Indian raid. It served as the only schoolhouse in that part of the county until about 1910.The area became known as ‘Double Springs’ for the two large springs approximately ½ mile north of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. In the early 1870s, the Double Springs area had a cotton gin, a grist mill, a blacksmith shop and several stores. In 1896, an artesian well was drilled in Keller; the Double Springs filled with silt over time and eventually were plugged and lost until rediscovery in 1984. Today Samantha Springs produces more than 200,000 gallons of water per day.Keller is in Texas. Make the most of your holiday in Keller by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States trip tool.
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