Southlake History

The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, 4 years after Grapevine Lake was finished. Before incorporation, the following settlements made up present day Southlake:

  • Dove
  • Jellico
  • Union Church
  • Whites Chapel
The area remained rural until the completion of the DFW International Airport in the 1970s. Due to the close proximity to the airport, Southlake became a boom-burb throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

For more information about the History of Southlake, please visit the Southlake Historical Society