Boyd Texas is located in Wise County on State Highway 114. Boyd is 7 miles south of Decatur and North of Fort Worth. The area was settled in the early 1890s as farmers made use of the fertile land along the North Fork of the Trinity River. Originally the area was called Greasy Bend as the area was known as a place where hogs were fattens. As with most small towns in the late 1800s and early 1900s the railroad had an impact on the town. In 1893 the Rock Island Line tracks came to the town. The town was then named Parkhurst in honor of Mr. Parkhurst, an official with the railroad. After the railroad came to town the next big event was the opening of a post office in September 1893. Because of a town with a similar name, Park Springs, it caused some confusion adn the town's name was changed to Boyd in honor of another railroad official, H.S. Boyd. With its close proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, Boyd is now a bedroom community. Still, Boyd has a small town atmosphere and there are many small farms in the country side near Boyd.
When in Boyd be sure to take a little drive in the country and eat at The Wild Onion Steak House located at 4299 Knob Road, Springtown, TX. My favorite meal at the Wild Onion is to start out with the Wild Onion blossom as an appetizer and the House Special Chicken Fried Steak, which I think is about the best Chicken Fried Steak in North Texas. Enjoy your visit to Boyd, Texas and delight in the Chicken Fried Steak at the Wild Onion. Be sure and tell them Dusty sent you. And of course if you want to look at real estate in the area give Dusty Irving a call. Looking forward to helping you find the right property!