Birdville Historical Society

Bird's Fort Site

Pictured: Windmill at Bird's Fort Site, circa 1962

Summary: The Birdville Historical Society collection contains images of the Bird's Fort Site taken in 1962. The photographs were donated to the Archives after members of the Armentrout family welcomed members of Birdville Historical Society, members of the Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association, and other guests to the site of Bird's Fort on May 21, 2005. According to oral tradition, the perimeter of the swimming pool was on the foundation of the old stockade. The property has been in the hands of the Armentrout Family since the early 1900's. The family used the grounds for weekend camping and fishing.  


  • View of windmill at Bird's Fort Site, looking north, northeast, circa 1962 (image shown)
  • View of historical marker, Bird's Fort, and Armentrout property, undated

A second group of donated photographs consists of eleven color photographs, taken by a member of the Birdville Historical Society, at the Second Annual Historical Preservation Summit on Thursday, September 22, 2005. The summit was sponsored by the Tarrant County Historical Commission and the Birdville Historical Society and was held at the Wylie G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Broadway Ave., Haltom City, Texas. Each photograph contains members of various historical societies in Tarrant County.


  • Garden of Eden Historical District: (front row) James Dodd, Denise Wise, Opal Woods, Brenda Sanders Wise, Phillip Sanders; (back row) Gwenda Redd, Bennie Dickens, Antoix Sanders, Trina Sanders
  • Saginaw Historical Society: Debbie Abel, Edie Sunday
  • City of Hurst: Dodie Souder, Bill Souder
  • Lake Worth Historical Society: Myra Fowlkes, Lawana Mauldin
  • Grapevine Historical Society: Ed Havran
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans: Tom Jones
  • Westlake Historical Society: Kelly Bradley, Jack Wiesman (also Southlake)
  • North Richland Hills: Oscar Lochridge, Evelyn Lochridge, Doris Tipps, Don Tipps
  • Euless Historical Society: Weldon Cannon, Iva Nail, Robert Nail, Betty Fuller
  • Richland Hills: Onita Coker, Elouise Pennington, Betty Wilson, Jeff Ritter, Joyce Ritter, Buddy Ritter
  • Tarrant County Historical Commission: (front row) Lela Standifer, Susie Pritchett, Betty Fuller, Susan Kline, J'Nell Pate, Cindy Wilson-Arrick, Marvin Wilson, Dorothy Rencurrel, Wallace Hutchison. (back row) Dee Barker, Betty Porter, Beth Kisor, Byron Zirkle, Debbie Reynolds-Hazen.