Weatherford is known as the “Cutting Horse Capital of the World,” as well as the Peach Capital of Texas. The latter designation came from the Texas Legislature, which the city celebrates each year by hosting the Parker County Peach Festival. It is the largest annual celebration in Weatherford and one of the most-attended festivals in the state. First Monday Trade Days originated at the turn-of-the-century and continues today. Weatherford Blooms, Theatre Off the Square, Texas Opry, Doss Heritage and Culture Center, Lake Weatherford and Chandor Gardens provide a wide range of entertainment options. No matter what your interests may be, Weatherford, TX features adventure for everyone.
In 1854, a community called “Goshen,” which later became part of Parker County, was formed by 15 pioneer families. The railroad came to the area in 1880 and the Santa Fe Depot was built in 1908. The Weatherford Democrat began publication in 1895 and is still publishing a daily newspaper today. More than 60 architecturally-significant homes still stand with many of them open for public tours. The Parker County Courthouse is also an area landmark.
Weatherford Independent School District and Weatherford College provide quality educational opportunities in the area. Weatherford College is a 150-year-old institution offering over 35 areas of study and 19 professional/technical programs. Major employers in Weatherford include CD Hartnett, JAMAK Fabrication, Weatherford Aerospace, Walmart and Parker County. Medical City Weatherford, also a major employer, is a 100-plus bed facility operating a network of medical clinics.
Relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year are typical in Weatherford, TX. These conditions are characteristic of a humid subtropical climate. On average, 35 inches of rain falls annually and there are 234 days of sunshine each year.