|City of Everman|
|• City Manager||Craig Spencer|
|• Total||1.77 sq mi (4.57 km2)|
|• Land||1.76 sq mi (4.56 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||669 ft (204 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,521.29/sq mi (1,359.67/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1335589|
Everman is an incorporated residential community on the southern edge of Fort Worth near Interstate 820 in southeastern Tarrant County. Members of the Kiowa, Apache, and Wichita tribes inhabited the area until the arrival of Anglo-Americans in the early to middle 1850s. A hamlet named Oak Grove existed in the area for several years. A small community to the east of present-day Everman was known as Enon. The "Enon" community name had been taken from the Bible. They had a doctor's office, a drug store, and a general store.
Upon the arrival of the International – Great Northern Railroad in 1902, the more established community of Everman Village was developed. The town moved closer to the railway, which was convenient because it gave the citizens transportation and a means to ship freight both to Houston and to Fort Worth, the nearest city. It was much easier and more pleasant to ride the train than to ride a horse, buggy, or wagon. The people named this new community Everman after John Wesley Everman, the man who was the head of the surveying party that platted the town site. A native of Philadelphia, he came to Texas as an engineer for the IGN Railroad and eventually became the general superintendent and assistant general manager for the Texas and Pacific Railway Company. He died in Dallas in 1946 at the age of 85. The names of some of his descendants still appear in the Fort Worth telephone book, though none live in the city of Everman. The original streets were named after the men who were in that survey party: Noble, Trammell, Trice, Parker, and Hansbarger. Enon Street was named after the first settlement. After the railroad was established, the town put up a cotton gin and started a land office business.
In 1905, postal service to the settlement began, and in 1906, Everman established an independent school district. In 1917, the community was one of three sites selected to serve as a flight-training school for the Canadian Royal Flying Corps and the United States Signal Corps, Aviation Section. Barron Field, just outside the city, stimulated the local economy and increased population growth. In 1976, the Everman Garden Club obtained a Texas Historical Marker for the Barron Munitions Building, which after the war had served as a schoolhouse for African-American schoolchildren.
By the mid-1920s Everman had eight businesses and an estimated population of 138. In 1924, a fire destroyed the bank, a lodge hall that was over the bank, and a grocery store.
An election was held on July 7, 1945, launching the City of Everman. On August 25, 1945, a mayor, a marshal, and five aldermen were elected. W. A. Wilson was the first mayor of Everman, and the first marshal was Buster Stephenson. The five aldermen were W. B. Dwiggins, Jack Neill, Clyde Pittman, Howard Easter and J. W. Bishop. Everman was on her way to becoming a city, but water was needed. Bonds were sold to build a public water supply system, and a volunteer fire department was organized. The city's water was first furnished by Claude Vaughan's well.
In 1948, the name changed from the Village of Everman to the City of Everman. In 1966, another big fire struck in Everman. This time, the town lost the post office, a drug store, and a cafe. The businesses rebuilt in another location. After the nearby Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was constructed, the number of residents in Everman increased to more than 5,000 by the mid-1970s. Everman adopted the council-manager form of city government in 1986.
Everman is located at (32.630284, –97.284267).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (NH)||1,203||19.55%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||8||0.13%|
|Some other race (NH)||18||0.29%|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,655||59.39%|
As of the 2020 United States census, 6,154 people, 2,126 households, and 1,396 families resided in the city.
The city of Everman is served by the Everman Independent School District, with five elementary schools (kindergarten-grade 4), two intermediate schools (grades 5–6), one junior high school, and two high schools. Everman Joe C. Bean High School is home to the 2001 and 2002 Texas 3A state football champions and the Texas 3A state boys' basketball champions.
- Steven Wayne Smith, former Texas Supreme Court justice who served from 2002–2005, was reared in Everman.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Everman city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- "City of Everman, TX".
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Everman city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
- https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
- "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
- "State Bar of Texas: Steven Wayne Smith". texasbar.com. Retrieved December 23, 2009.