I could tell you that high on a hill overlooking rugged cliffs sits the Forney lighthouse... except... there are no hills, no rugged cliffs and the nearest ocean is a few hundred miles away - still that hasn't stopped Forney from having it's own lighthouse.Actually its built...
This marker stands in front of the Forney High School. On this site in 1868 the public education for the area (which at the time was named Brooklyn) began in a 16? x 16? room. This was both the schoolhouse and the Union church. The building was then replaced by a 2 storey...
A Step Back in Time
When was the last time you saw one of these sitting on a front porch. This is the charm of Thorney, this old world feel (for now anyway). Driving around the back streets you see all kinds of things.
The Antique Trail
Dozens of antique stores, both wholesale and retail, are located in and around Forney. It all began in 1969 and has now grown to such a size that in 1987 the State Legislature designated Forney the 'Antique Capital of Texas.' This particular strip is on the service road of...
This is just a very small little park off the Main Street in Forney. There is a little pavillion, some seating and basically not much else..
Werner-Pusch Antiques Inc
This place has a great assortment of outdoor 'decorative' bits and bobs. Inside is a large show room of smaller items for both inside and outside the home. Not cheap though, so be prepared..
A taste of the Past
Around this new/old village are some glimpses of the past. They just add a little atmosphere to this new and developing village..
There is a lovely new little village currently under development. The design is in a Western rustic theme. For the moment there is only a Restaurant there and a a couple of other businesses but when it is finished, it will be a great little antique area..
This is a delightful looking little shop right in the main part of the town. I didn't get to bend the credit cards - it was closed early for Christmas..
Welcome to Forney
Upon exiting the freeway travelling east and heading into Forney, you may think you have hit New York when you see the lovely lady coming looming at you but this minute sized impostor is the only thing that will make you think of New York.
Cotton Mill Gin
The Cotton Mill Gin is located opposite the railway tracks. An interesting building with two levels full of the usual memorabilia. Unusual surroundings though..
The average home price in Forney is around US$154,000. The older style homes are in the downtown area but new up-scale subdivisions and Estate ranchettes are beginning to rapidly spring up. The prices for the these range at 130,000 and up. Some have views of the Trinity...
Grandma's Fried Chicken
What? you actually thought I ate here with Livers and Gizzards on the menu!!! :-) I don't think so! Neverless it seems a popular stop..
Just off the main road through Forney and just a block or two back from the railway tracks. This is a little Italian resturant that we had heard good things about.
By Car : Forney is only 20 miles east of Dallas. Take 635 to US Hwy 80.
By Rail : The railroad track runs through the town but all I saw was a neverending commercial train running non-stop.
(The caboose - Bois D' Arc Street, 2 blocks south of old Hwy 80).
Updated Oct 5, 2002
This I believe is an annual biking event which is held in September. The event is organised by the Forney Lions Club. There are various routes and all routes leave from Jackrabbit Stadium then loop south of Forney.
Updated Jun 16, 2003
Forney's quaintness is being taken over by fast growing new subdivisions springing up only a few minutes from downtown. Give it 5-10 years and you won't know this sleepy little town.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Catches Your Eye
No this isn't really a tourist trap but if you are new in the area, it will certainly catch your eye. I believe its a private residence and the picture doesn't really do the whole place justice. Its 'uniquely' decorated with all kinds of bits and pieces in all the nooks and crannys. You can't help but notice it driving down Bois D'Arc Street - just the colour alone gets you then you start looking at everything that is around and on it.
Written Jun 16, 2003
A Sunday Drive
Favorite thing: This was one of those little drives - out into the wild blue yonder. Forney has a real little sleepy charm about it that entices you cruise down the main drag and meander around the side streets to see what you can unearth. There are very few traffic lights in this place. The old weatherboard homes with both their patriotic and Christmas decorations add colour to otherwise plainly clad exteriors. Nobody was in a hurry, nobody really took much notice of the unusual sight of a tourist. It was Sunday and pretty much dead.
Written Oct 4, 2002
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