History of Grapevine

Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, originating under the Lone Star flag in 1844, a year before Texas became a part of the United States.

In October, 1844, General Sam Houston and fellow Republic of Texas Commissioners camped at Tah-Wah-Karro Creek, also known as Grape Vine Springs, to meet with leaders of ten Indian nations. This historic meeting culminated in the signing of a treaty of “peace, friendship and commerce,” which opened the area for settlement by homesteaders and pioneers. The settlement was named Grapevine because of its location on the Grape Vine Prairie near Grape Vine Springs, both of which were named for the tart, wild Mustang grapes that blanketed the area.

“Millions of stories are gone forever, but it is not too late to capture what remains…” Mayor William D. Tate, February 11, 2002

Following the signing of the treaty, settlement began in the area that would become the city of Grapevine. Growth during the 19th century was modest but steady. By 1890, the town had about 800 residents, along with amenities more common in larger cities such as a newspaper, a public school, several cotton gins, a post office and a railroad depot. Steady growth continued early in the 20th century and, on January 12, 1914, after the area had been known by several other names, the post office changed the town name to the one-word title Grapevine.

Today, the City of Grapevine remains deeply committed to the preservation and faithful stewardship of its historic resources. The city even established a non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation advocacy called the Grapevine Heritage Foundation. This membership organization provides historic preservation advocacy, education and outreach to thousands of school children and visitors who explore the city each year.

The spirit of Grapevine is alive and well thanks to the volunteer efforts of our community including the Grapevine Heritage Foundation and other local organizations. Two annual major downtown festivals — Main Street Days and GrapeFest provide funding for revitalization and new projects which preserve and celebrate the rich history of Grapevine for generations to come.

Diamond Sponsors

Bank of the West

City of Grapevine

Classic Chevrolet

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center



Sewell Cadillac and Sewell BMW of Grapevine

Southland Holdings

Platinum Sponsors

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

Maykus Homes & Neighborhoods

Gold Sponsors

Bob Moore Construction, Inc.


Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano


Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

Oncor Electric Delivery

Phelps Dunbar LLC

Prosperity Bank

Republic Services

Title Partners

Silver Sponsors

Boyle & Lowry, LLP

Community Impact Newspaper

Courtyard/TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Cowboys Golf Club

First Financial Bank, NA

Independent Financial

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake

Texas Oncology

Bronze Sponsors

121 Community Church

Aloft DFW Grapevine-Coppell

The Assaad Group

Atmos Energy

Blagg Tire & Service

Caliber Home Loans

Farmers Insurance/ Allen Insurance

First Bank Texas

First Mid Bank & Trust

Five Star Subaru of Grapevine

Foust & Son Funeral Home

Fransen Pittman General Contractors


Grapevine Mills

Grubbs Infiniti

Hop & Sting Brewing Co.

Hotel Vin/ Harvest Hall

Jason Ridley Agency

Junkluggers of Grapevine, Irving and Denton

Lucas Family Funeral Homes

Marinas of Lake Grapevine

Meow Wolf

Merlin Entertainments

Methodist Southlake Medical Center

MiMutual Mortgage

OIG/Office Interiors Group

PNC Bank

Renata Salons

Stacy Furniture & Design

Trinity Metro 

TriVAN Roofing

Wright Construction Co., Inc.

Contact Info: E-mail: info@grapevinechamber.org Office: 200 Vine Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 817-481-1522