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10 Interesting Facts About Irving, Texas

Facts About Irving

  • Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. “Otto” Schulze and Otis Brown.
  • Irving was incorporated on April 14, 1914, with Otis Brown as the first mayor.
  • On May 8, 2020, the city’s local poultry plant run by Westfield, Wisconsin-based Brakebush Bros.
  • The city has a total area of 67.7 square miles, of which 67.2 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it is water.
  • Irving has a sister city relationship with five cities Espoo, Finland; Darkhan, Darkhan-Uul, Mongolia; León, Guanajuato, Mexico; Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France; Marino, Rome & Lazio, Italy.
  • Irving is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.
  • The estimated population of Irving is 239,783, as of 2019.
  • Irving began in 1889 as a settlement called Gorbit. In 1894 the name of the settlement was changed to Kit, and its location was shifted to accommodate an anticipated railroad route.
  • Irving hosted one of the most famous teams in National Football League (NFL) history, the Dallas Cowboys, from 1971 to 2008.
  • One of the blackest days in Irving history occurred on 2nd August 1985, when Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashed while approaching the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Facts About Irving
Facts About Irving

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