There are signs in town the point to a historic driving route. The roads will lead to a couple of nice residential areas with some old homes. The Queen Anne, Second Empire, Greek Revival, and other styles will become evident. This is a good look at a past era where each home was unique and great care was taken to make them last.more
Texas is known for its great courthouses, and they come in a variety of architectural styles. The best ones in the state were built just before and after the turn of the 19th century. The Parker County Courthouse is one of the most beautiful in the state, and it has been recently restored. It was built in 1886 in the Second Empire style. This...more
The Army was represented at the Peach Festival and offered this game of skill, which involved shooting as many prairie dogs as possible in order to rack up points. Quite a few youngsters wanted to see how they would fare at this game, so the line was rather slow. According to our grandson, it was worth the wait, though.A small tent provided shade...more
1915 WALL STREET, Weatherford, TX 76086
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210 ALFORD DR, Weatherford, TX 76086
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215 Alford Drive, Weatherford, Texas, 76087, United States
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We arrived at the peach festival around noon, so we wanted to have lunch before looking around. Beneath a sign reading FRESH BAKED BREAD a line stretched out the front door. It was a small eatery called YESTERDAY'S and it looked like a great place for a meal!
Aside from other menu items, a 'brown bag' special was offered which was perfect for a quick lunch--a choice of sandwich on slices of homemade bread, a bag of chips, pickle and either ice cream, brownie or cookie. We ordered the special and were happy to see a table open up on the second level just when we needed one.
As we waited in line, a basket of cinnamon bread sticks was brought out for sampling. The aroma of bread baking drew more and more people to the small eatery. The atmosphere was friendly and our simple repast very tasty.
Favorite Dish: Home baked bread!
Traffic descended upon Weatherford in steady droves for the Peach Festival, so it was wise of them to set up several shuttle lots in which to park.
We followed the signs leading to one of the lots and parked. After paying admission to the festival ($4 or $5 per adult) we got in line and waited for a shuttle bus to take us to Weatherford's town square. The shuttle itself was free.
To return, we waited about 30-40 minutes as buses filled and departed. This process seemed interminable, but it was better than walking!
People wanting to find unique crafts, jewelry or accessories for themselves or their home would surely find something at the festival. There were around 150 vendor booths set up expressly for this occasion.The main streets were closed to traffic and converted to pedestrian-only walkways. The huge crowd could navigate freely from booth to booth...more
As we wandered the streets trying to locate booths selling peach cobbler and homemade peach ice cream, we stumbled upon a table filled with homemade jams and jellies. At last, I would have something to take home from the festival. I concentrated on locating a jar of homemade peach jam--however, it seemed there was none to be found. Yes, I saw peach...more
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Weatherford actually is known for other things...besides peaches. It is said to be the cutting horse capital of the world and can boast of being home to many professional trainers and hall of fame horses.Watermelons and pecans seem to thrive here, so ripe, juicy peaches are not the only crop exported from this area.Many Victorian and turn of the...more
The Citizens National Bank was established in 1868 by James Robertson (J.R.) Couts and John A. Fain.J.R. Couts was originally from Tennessee, but had moved to Texas with his family in 1858. After serving with a Texas Frontier Guard Unit, he was part of a long cattle drive to California. He returned to Weatherford with a pile of gold ($50,000) and...more
Usually the first building one notices when traveling to small towns is their courthouse. The Parker County Courthouse is striking!Considered 'the crown jewel' of Weatherford, the courthouse sits majestically in the center of town overseeing streets which radiate from the town square. This building was designed in the Second Empire style and built...more