Images of America-Weatherford Historic Walking Tours
Weatherford was settled in the 1850's, when the pioneers and Indians came for its rich soil and water sources. The mark of fame for Weatherford is the Goodnight-Loving Trail, which was driven by two cattle drivers, Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. Charles Goodnight, who was killed in an Indian attack, is buried in Weatherford, and a historical marker is placed at his grave in the historic Greenwood Cemetery. Cotton and watermelon were the popular industries, and watermelon festivals still bring crowds to the Courthouse Square. Over 150 images highlight Weatherford's historic town square buildings, the courthouse, homes and cemeteries. Take a journey back into the 1800's with this photographic walking tour from the Courthouse Square to far and away. These images will bring back to life how Weatherford was built, how it survived, and the pioneers who kept its rich history alive.
Author Trina M. Haynes moved to Weatherford in 2006 with her family and fell in love with the square. With that passion and the help of some descendants of Weatherford's early pioneers, she put pen to paper and shares a historical walking tour of Weatherford, Texas.