Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Armour and Swift Plaza
In 1901, both meatpackers signed identical contracts with the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company, giving the packers equal capital shares in the livestock company. Together they established the town sites of North Fort Worth (1902-1909) and later Niles City (1911-1923).
This plaza is a tribute to the people. Many of whom emigrated from foreign countries, and worked for the meatpackers. They settled in North Fort Worth communities, providing the foundation of our unique ethnic heritage.
Erected 1988 by North Fort Worth Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1987.
Location. 32° 47.328′ N, 97° 20.648′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Packers Avenue and Nile City Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Packers Avenue. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armour & Company (here, next to this marker); Swift & Company (here, next to this marker); Quanah Parker (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (about 800 feet away); Fort Worth Livestock Exchange (about 800 feet away); Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woody-Kutch Livestock Commission Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Quarter Horse Shows (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
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