Weatherford is located approximately 30 miles west of Fort Worth, making it part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
The city was named after the state senator Thomas Jefferson Weatherford and was established in 1858. It played a significant role in the cattle-driving era of the late 19th century and became a prominent center for ranching and agriculture. Today, its economy includes a mix of industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.
Weatherford boasts a historic downtown area with preserved buildings, antique shops, and cultural attractions.