The city boasts easy access to Fort Worth's cultural amenities and vibrant downtown...
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The city boasts easy access to Fort Worth's cultural amenities and vibrant downtown area, as well as the outdoor attractions at Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth.
The community was founded in 1920 by Scottish immigrant John Kennedy, who established Globe Laboratories, Incorporated, to produce serum to immunize cattle against black leg. In 1933 he purchased several hundred acres near the intersection of Blue Mound and Watauga roads in order to expand his serum business and to begin a new operation, the Globe Aircraft Company.
Over the next decade a settlement grew up around the Kennedy businesses and was called Blue Mound because of its proximity to the hill of the same name. During the 1950s, Bell Helicopter used the Kennedy facility to develop its new helicopters. In 1960, however, Bell left the facility, and the Kennedy building has remained vacant ever since.
Blue Mound, however, survived and incorporated in 1960. The population steadily increased thereafter, surpassing 2,000 in the mid-1970s. During the 1980s the town became a bedroom community for residents employed in Fort Worth or at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Blue Mound residents are served by the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. According to the 2000 census, median household income in Blue Mound was $45,250, with a media house value of $53,500.