Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventeenth-largest city in the United States. Situated in North Texas and a cultural gateway into the American West, Fort Worth covers nearly 300 square miles.
It went from a sleepy outpost to a bustling town when it became a stop along the legendary Chisholm Trail, the dusty path where millions of cattle were driven North to market. Fort Worth became the center of the cattle drives, and later, the ranching industry. Its location on the Old Chisholm Trail, helped establish Fort Worth as a trading and cattle center and earned it the nickname "Cowtown."