DescriptionIn July, 1881, I. W. Wood gave the people of northeast Tarrant County 40 acres along Big Bear Creek to establish a townsite. The land lay beside the right-of-way of the Texas & Pacific Railroad. The original name of the community was Athol, but was changed to honor Railroad Superintendent John Keller.
The Texas and Pacific railroad depot was an imposing structure for the village of Keller. The stop enjoyed a thriving passenger service at times as suggested by this photograph.
Mrs. Polly Harmonson submitted an inquiry to the T&P regarding the origins of the City of Keller, Texas. Click here to read the response from the T&P Public Relations Department c1963.