Texas Historical Commission
In May of 2017, AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. (AmaTerra) conducted an intensive archeological survey in advance of the proposed extension of McCart Avenue and McPherson Road, in southern Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. The total project length is approximately two miles, or about 69 acres in size, within new Right-of-Way to be acquired by the City of Fort Worth. AmaTerra conducted the archeological survey under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 8027.
Archeological investigations consisted of a thorough pedestrian survey and the excavation of 45 shovel tests throughout the Area of Potential Effects (APE) where access was available. Field archeologists observed multiple landscape modifications primarily associated with transportation and urban development. No new archeological sites were identified during field investigations. However, investigators did record a historic-age farmstead at 9455 West Cleburne Road characterized by nine historic-age buildings or structures. Ultimately, the farmstead was recommended as not eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or as a State Antiquities Landmark. Based on the results of this survey, no additional archeological investigations within the proposed APE are warranted at this time. No artifacts or features were observed during the survey. All records, project notes, and photographs will be curated at the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos.
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