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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Provides Maintenance, Repair & Replacement services for Plumbing & HVAC  in Forney, TX. 

Since 1989,  Al’s has served southern Denton & Collin counties, northern Dallas County & northeast Tarrant County with up to a 12 Truck Service Fleet to serve you promptly.

This Is What You Get With Al’s:

  • As a company, Al’s has a Texas Plumbing License, PLUS
  • We employ only Texas Licensed Plumbers.  The Plumber coming into your home also has a Texas Plumber License.
  • We pull all Plumbing and HVAC Permits required by your City.  You can check your City’s website to know when a Plumbing or HVAC Permit is required.
  • We employ NATE Certified HVAC Technicians (Details on NATE below.  Texas doesn’t have HVAC Licenses).
  • We install Brand-Specific Repair Parts versus “one size fits all”.
  • Our Service Staff has over 110 years experience.

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Al’s Offers 24 / 7 Emergency Service for both Plumbing & HVAC Systems in Forney, TX

 

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Boundaries and History of Forney, TX

Boundaries of Forney, TX

Forney, TX is on U.S. Highway 80, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Buffalo Creek, and Mustang Creek, 23 miles east of Dallas in northwestern Kaufman County.

North Boundary: Starts at (just south of US 80) and (just west of Clements Dr.  It heads southeast a short distance, then north & crossing over U.S. 80 and Clements Drive.  It then forms a “peninsula”  — heading northeast .25 mile, southeast 400 feet, southwest .5 mile.  The boundary then heads north and east (in a curving manner) until reaching Rt. 740 / Ridge Crest Road.   Southeast 1 mile on Ridge Crest Road to (.5 mile northwest of) Hillside Drive.

The boundary turns northeast for 3 miles, southeast for 5 miles, northeast 3 miles to Valley View (a street), southeast to Ranch Road,  southwest .25 mile and bisecting the (north side of) Glenwood Trail & the (south side of) Glenwood Trail.  Southeast to Rt. 548, where it becomes Reeder Lane.   Southeast, south and east along Reeder Lane to Marble Hills Drive.  Directly north to Flowering Springs Drive, then southeast to US. 80, northeast to Concord Drive, southeast to .25 mile (south of) US 80 — where it becomes the East Boundary.

East & South Boundaries: (east to west):  The east boundary starts (south of) US 80, the forms a curving manner to Helms Trail and Rt. 212.  Northeast 5.5 miles, wouth & west 3 miles, southeast 1 mile along Rt. 1641, southwest .5 mile, northwest 3 miles, southwest 1.5 miles, southeast 2.5 miles on Rt. 741, past Forney High School,  southwest .5 mile, northeast along Spruce Tail to S. Bois D Arch St — where it becomes the West Boundary.

West Boundary (south to north): Starting at Bois D Arch St, north & west (in a jagged pattern) to US 80. Crossing over US 80 — to where it becomes the north boundary.

History of Forney, TX

When the earliest settlers arrived and established a community in this area, they found a broad expanse of fertile blackland prairie covered with grass. By 1870, several of these settlers, including John C. McKellar (who established the first general store in the settlement) were calling the town Brooklyn, reportedly because several springs flowed together to form a brook nearby. Soon after McKellar’s store was opened, a saloon and a blacksmith shop began operation in Brooklyn.

The citizens applied for a post office in 1873, but it was discovered there was a Brooklyn,TX in Shelby County, TX.  That same year, the promoters of the Texas and Pacific Railway (having failed to interest the residents of have either the county seat, Kaufman, or Cedar Grove in the rail line) chose to build through the Brooklyn settlement.

In honor of the railroad, and in hopes of winning federal approval for the local post office, the residents of Brooklyn renamed their community Forney, in December, 1873.  The town was named after John Wien Forney, a Pennsylvania journalist, politician, and member of the board of directors of the T&P line.  John Wien Forney was employed then as a civil engineer to direct the Texas and Pacific in the area. Forney was officially incorporated in 1884, and soon afterward a mayor-alderman form of local government was established.

After 1873, the railroad and fertile soil attracted settlers to Forney.  The town grew as a farm center and residential community. The surrounding land is used as ranchland, and for the production of cotton, corn, grain, and onions. Although situated in a predominantly agricultural area, Forney has been a small manufacturing community since 1936. Its factories have produced: cottonseed oil, ice, athletic supplies, recycled paper products, insulation and plastics.   The Forney Messenger Newspaper, first published in 1881, continued to serve as the community’s weekly newspaper.

Forney’s first public school was built in 1874. In 1894, Forney Academy, a private coeducational school, was established. Just north of the town, along Highway 80, are 15 warehouses that sell antiques and antique reproductions.

In 1964, Forney Reservoir was constructed on the East Fork of the Trinity River, 4 miles north of Forney. The reservoir, impounded to provide water for Dallas, was later renamed Lake Ray Hubbard.

The population increased slowly to more than 3,000 residents by 1960. In 1980, the population was 2,483. In 1990 the population was 4,070, 5,588 in 2000 and 14,743 in 2010.

SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, “Forney, TX,” accessed February 22, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjf05.

 

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