The city of Fort Worth, Texas is home to a variety of churches, ranging from City Life Church to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. One of the oldest churches in the area is St. Patrick Cathedral, founded in 188. Another historic church is Saint James Second Street Baptist Church, which was established in 189. Tabernacle Baptist Church was built in 192 and is also a popular destination for worshipers. Texas Motor Speedway is located at the north end of the city, in Denton County.
It is a 1.5-mile oval quadruple track that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The police department has collected statistics showing that 50% of violent crimes in Fort Worth occur in Acre, confirming the opinion of respectable citizens about the area. The Episcopal or Anglican community of Fort Worth is mainly divided between the Episcopal Church of the United States and the Anglican Church of North America. The Anglican Church in North America has a parallel hierarchy also called the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. For those interested in outdoor activities, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is a 3,621-acre preserved natural area designated by the Department of the Interior as a National Natural Monument in 1980. It offers hiking, birdwatching and canoeing opportunities. In January 1849, Worth proposed a line of 10 forts to mark the western border of Texas from Eagle Pass to the confluence of the West Fork and Clear Fork of the Trinity River.
The Bird Fort Treaty between the Republic of Texas and several Native American tribes was signed in 1843 at Bird's Fort, in present-day Arlington, Texas. Until their development, children enjoyed swimming in a deep well located where the bridge is now on Bellaire Drive South, near Trinity Commons shopping center. When oil began pouring in West Texas in the early 20th century and again in the late 1970s, Fort Worth was at the center of traffic. The first prohibition campaign in Texas was organized in Fort Worth in 1889, which allowed other commercial and residential developments in the area. While Dallas and Dallas County have more Catholic residents than Protestants, Fort Worth and Tarrant County are home to more Protestants than Catholics. The line shown in the associated image was the second to be built in Texas and covered 35 miles between Fort Worth and Dallas. The presence of Texas Christian University less than 8 km from the city center and its national competitiveness in men's and women's soccer, baseball and basketball have kept TCU an important part of the Fort Worth sports scene.