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Our neighborhood association has won numerous awards over the years. We are proud to have been recognized for our commitment to promoting a safe and vibrant community. We have won awards for our beautification efforts, our volunteer programs, and our commitment to diversity. We take great pride in our awards and strive to continue to serve our community in the best way possible. We invite you to join us and become a part of something great!

Dec. 1, 1891, Major Cheney donated ½ half acre at the N.W. corner of his land for a site for a school for blacks.  The “Birdville Colored School” and remained opened from 1891 to 1906.

2004 “Neighborhood of the Year”

2005 “Historic & Cultural Landmark District” designation

November 2, 2009 – Major Cheney Elementary at South Birdville School Dedication by Birdville Independent School District.

Rezoned from Light Industrial to Residential/Historic & Cultural Landmark District

In 1949, Dollie Cheney donated ½ acre of land for a church to be built.  Valley Baptist Church was organized with the help of Birdville Baptist Church in 1950.

2005 “Spirit of Fort Worth”

2006 “First Place” – NUSA – Social Revitalization-Single Neighborhood and Neighborhood of the Year

Drew Sanders writes a book -  “The Garden of Eden:  The Story of a Freedmen’s Community in Texas” Published by TCU Press - 2015

October 2021 Brenda Sanders-Wise received the City of Fort Worth “Neighbor of the Year Award.”

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