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A vibrant community in Southeast DFW
The founder of Lancaster was "A" Bledsoe, who was from Lancaster, Kentucky. He surveyed and staked off the original town of Lancaster in 1852. The town grew around a central location which stands today, the town square, though it's been burnt down and promptly rebuilt several times. At the start of the 20th Century, Lancaster grew steadily as it built schools, churches and small businesses. It thrived on agriculture businesses, and during the Civil War, became home to a Confederate pistol factory. Eventually, the town transformed into a transportation hub as railroads made their way through the town.
A notable event occurred on February 27, 1934, when infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow robbed the R. P. Henry and Sons Bank near the southeast corner of the historic town square. The duo walked away with nearly $4,000 in cash. This is noted as the very last bank the due robbed.
Today, there's a lot of exciting things to do in and around Lancaster:
- Visit the Lancaster Visitors Center and State Auxiliary Museum. The Interurban Building, which houses the museum, was built in 1911 and now showcases the history of the state of Texas and presents historical artifacts.
- For more than 100 years, the Historic Town Square has thrived as a hub for locals and visitors alike to shop, eat and play. Today, you can enjoy businesses such as Lovin Oven Bakery, Six Shooters Bar & Grille, and Miz Raus Gifts.
- Enjoy the outdoors at Bear Creek Nature Park, home to a butterfly garden, climbing rock, equestrian trail, fishing pier, hiking trails, pavilions and so much more.
- Take the kids for a fun day to Lancaster Community Park. Within its boundaries lie a recreation center, two playgrounds, 10 soccer fields, two football fields, a senior life center and tons more. Indoors, kids can enjoy water slides as part of the community pool!