Flower Mound Texas
About Flower Mound
Flower Mound is an incorporated town[Note 1] in Denton and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas and a suburb of the DallasâFort Worth metroplex. Located northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth adjacent to Grapevine Lake, the town derives its name from a prominent 12.5-acre (5.1 ha) mound located in the southern portion of the town.
After settlers used the site for religious camps during the 1840s, the area around Flower Mound was first permanently inhabited in the 1850s; however, residents did not incorporate until 1961. Although an effort to create a planned community failed in the early 1970s, Flower Mound's population increased substantially when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened to the south in 1974. Its population was 50,702 as of the 2000 United States Census, making it one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the United States at the time. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 64,669.