Saginaw City

Tarrant County, Texas

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Saginaw City Hall is located at 333 West McLeroy Boulevard, Saginaw, TX 76179.
Phone: 817-232-4640.


The City of Saginaw [1] is in northwest Tarrant County and is surrounded entirely by the cities of Fort Worth and Blue Mound. The city's borders extend to Bailey Boswell Road in the north, Old Decatur Road in the west, Longhorn Road/Industrial Avenue to the south, and FM 156/Blue Mound Road to the east, with Saginaw Boulevard serving as the central spine for regional connections. The city does not have any extra-territorial jurisdiction (areas that could potentially be annexed a part of Saginaw in the future), making the land area of Saginaw unlikely to grow in the foreseeable future. The map on the next page shows the city limits of Saginaw.

In 1848, David Thurmond and his family from Virginia first settled the area later to be known as Saginaw. In 1882, Jarvis J. Green named the city "Saginaw" after a city in his home state of Michigan. In the latter half of the 1800's, Saginaw was forever changed when the railroad decided to make Saginaw the last stop on the south-bound routes to Fort Worth. Saginaw prospered as the transportation dependent industry, such as grain storage and milling facilities, moved in to be near the railroad. Saginaw remains home to the largest grain storage facility in the world. The area continued to be a place for success with Burrus Mills, now Cargill, Inc., being the launching pad for the western swing band "The Lightcrust Dough Boys."

The city's first public school opened in 1893 and the post office was established in 1933. The city was incorporated in 1949 with John Kennedy chosen to be the first mayor. In 1966, with a population of 1,740, the citizens voted to build a new city hall, and in 1983 the city hall was moved to its current location on West McLeroy Boulevard. On January 16, 1988, the citizens voted to adopt a Home Rule Charter, which included the city establishing a Council-Manager form of government. Today, Saginaw is recognized for the ability to obtain a balance of urban amenities with a small-town quality of life offering a top-rated public school system. It is a community rich in heritage and traditional family values, and with a pro-business attitude.

2022 Saginaw Comprehensive Plan, March, 2022,, accessed June, 2022.

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