Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas, Ellis, and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas and is a part of the Mid-Cities region in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Grand Prairie is a suburb of both Dallas and Fort Worth and had a population of 175,396 at the 2010 census. The city of Grand Prairie was first established as Dechman by Alexander McRae Dechman in 1863. Dechman, who was from Birdville, learned that he could trade his oxen and wagons for land in Dallas County. In 1863, Dechman bought 239.5 acres of land on the eastern side of the Trinity River and 100 acres of timber land on the...
|County:||Dallas County, Tarrant County, Ellis County|
|Area:||81.1 sq. mi.|
|Time zone:||Central Time Zone|
|Also known as:||Grand Prairie, Texas, Tarrant County / Grand Prairie city, Dechman|