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Palo-Pinto is a small community located in north-central Texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan statistical area. It has an estimated population of 425 residents. The town is part of Palo Pinto County, which had a population of 28,111 as of the 2010 census. Palo Pinto is the county seat, located on U.S. Highway 180 and Farm Road 4, twelve miles southwest of Mineral Wells. Settlers began arriving in the area in 1855, attracted by the fertile soil in the Brazos River valley. Palo Pinto was the county seat and only town in the county in 1880, but that year it was bypassed by the Texas and Pacific Railway when its tracks were laid through the area. Although the town declined somewhat, its 1891 population was 400, and its businesses included a flour mill, a bank, a hotel, a gin, and a saloon. In 1940 a new courthouse replaced the 1881 structure. The population of Palo Pinto by 1947 had reportedly reached 550. In 1990 Palo Pinto reported 350 residents and eight businesses; at that time it still was unincorporated. In 2000 the population was 411 and had reached 425 by 2010. The community hosts an "Annual Old Settlers Reunion."

Surrounding areas: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas (13.8 mi), Lake Granbury, Texas (34.3 mi), Granbury, Texas (37.0 mi), Stephenville, Texas (38.2 mi)

Palo Pinto Vacation Rentals

Palo Pinto Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Club House Inn & Suites4410 Hwy 180 EastMineral Wells, TX11.2 mi.(940) 325-2270
Ramada Limited4103 Hwy 180 EMineral Wells, TX11.2 mi.(940) 325-6956
Econo Lodge2207 Old Dennis RdWeatherford, TX27.8 mi.(817) 599-3703
Bed & Bath Basic Lodging1709 I-20 EWeatherford, TX28.7 mi.(817) 599-5150
Comfort Suites210 Alford DrWeatherford, TX29.1 mi.(817) 599-3300
La Quinta Inn & Suites1915 Wall StWeatherford, TX29.1 mi.(817) 594-4481
Hampton Inn2524 S MainWeatherford, TX29.8 mi.(817) 599-4800
Holiday Inn Express2500 S Main StWeatherford, TX29.8 mi.(817) 599-3700
Super 8720 Adams DrWeatherford, TX29.9 mi.(817) 598-0852

Palo Pinto Weather & Climate

North Texas , in the Prairie and Plains Region, the climate is semi-arid and prone to drought. Annual rainfall is between 16 and 32 inches. This area of state sees the most sunny days throughout the year. On most winter nights, temperatures fall below the freezing mark, but is never frigid. The wettest months of the year are April and May. Tornadoes are common, caused by the convergence of westerly and southerly prevailing winds during the late spring. Poor land management, drought, and high wind speeds may cause large dust storms. Improved land-management practices have improved dust storms somewhat in recent years.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 33°F 1.48 in. -
February 63°F 38°F 2.21 in. -
March 72°F 46°F 2.72 in. -
April 79°F 53°F 2.77 in. -
May 86°F 62°F 4.77 in. -
June 92°F 68°F 3.75 in. -
July 97°F 72°F 2.52 in. -
August 96°F 71°F 2.65 in. -
September 89°F 65°F 2.83 in. -
October 80°F 55°F 4.00 in. -
November 67°F 44°F 2.34 in. -
December 59°F 35°F 2.02 in. -

Palo Pinto Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mineral Wells airport (MWL) located about 13 miles east of Palo Pinto in Mineral Wells, Texas, the Fort Worth Meacham International airport (FTW) located approximately 54 miles east of Palo Pinto in Fort Worth, Texas, the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located roughly 58 miles east of Palo Pinto in Fort Worth, Texas, the Fort Worth Spinks airport (FWS) located around 59 miles east of Palo Pinto in Fort Worth, Texas, the Arlington Municipal airport (GKY) located about 70 miles east of Palo Pinto in Arlington, Texas, and finally the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located approximately 73 miles east of Palo Pinto in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas.

Palo Pinto Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX69.2 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX75.6 mi.
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX82.8 mi.
State Fair of TexasDallasTX87.1 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX87.1 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX69.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Holiday Hills Country ClubMineral WellsTX11.2 mi.
Cliffs at Possum Kingdom LakeGrafordTX11.8 mi.
Sugartree Golf ClubDennisTX24.5 mi.
Live Oak Country ClubWeatherfordTX28.9 mi.
Canyon West Golf & Sports ClubWeatherfordTX29.6 mi.
Horseshoe Bend Country ClubWeatherfordTX29.6 mi.
State Parks
Possum Kingdom State ParkTX16.5 mi. 
Lake Mineral Wells State ParkTX17.1 mi. 
Fort Belknap State ParkTX36.8 mi. 
Amon Carter MuseumFort WorthTX56.9 mi.(Art)
Kimbell Art MuseumFort WorthTX56.9 mi.(Art)
Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthFort WorthTX56.9 mi.(Art)
Modern at Sundance SquareFort WorthTX56.9 mi.(Art)
Sid Richardson Collection of Western ArtFort WorthTX56.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX48.6 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX56.9 mi.
Abilene Zoological GardensAbileneTX86.3 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX87.1 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX87.1 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX87.1 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX107.8 mi.

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