Turf Wizard, LLC’s business has been growing and spreading like the grass we help cultivate. We have grown into many parts of neighboring Fayette County, including the small, friendly town of Tyrone. This area has a long history of hard-working people who built this town to what it is today – an attractive, well-kept town that includes a residential area of eye-catching properties. Turf Wizard, LLC is as dedicated to the lawns of this town as each homeowner is to his own. In the coming years, we look forward to expanding our presence here, and keeping the turf healthy and green.
Before the arrival of the European settlers, the Tyrone area was owned and settled by the Creek Native American Tribe. In the latter part of the 19th century, Irish settlers began to settle near the land. Noticing the natural beauty of the region, these settlers purchased it from the tribe. After the turn of the 20th century, a railroad was built through the budding community. It was then that they named it Tyrone, after a county in Ireland, due to the similar features of the landscape.
Four years later, in 1911, Tyrone received its official incorporation. For quite a few decades since its original purchase, the local economy revolved around cotton, much like its neighboring cities and towns. The town became modernized during the 1940s, when its roads began to be paved, along with the introduction of telephones and electricity. Though Tyrone has grown and updated with the times, several of the homes of its original purchasers stand today, owned by their descendants. It says a lot for the town that many who were born and raised here want to remain. In that sense, Tyrone has something in common with customers who end up doing business with Turf Wizard, LLC. We give them results that make them want to keep coming back to us.
Today, Tyrone encompasses 12.9 square miles, 0.4 of which is water. As of the 2010 census, 6,879 residents were reported. A 2015 estimate puts the town at 7,194 citizens.
The town of Tyrone does not have its own independent school district. Its public school children are part of Fayette County Public Schools. Three of these schools exist within the town’s borders – an elementary, middle, and high school. Tyrone also contains one Catholic private school.
Business and Economy
The economy of Tyrone is becoming more diverse by the year. From individually owned accounting practices, to grocery stores and coffee houses, small business growth in this town cannot be denied. Performing arts businesses such as dance schools are also present here.
Events and Attractions
Tyrone is well known in the area for its parks. They play host to many sport leagues, as well as educational classes. The exceptionally low crime rate in this town makes it a fun place to come and spend a day.
Handley Park contains among its amenities, baseball and soccer fields, and is the site of the annual Founder’s Day festival. This takes place in the early fall, and lasts for a week. It consists of barbecue contests, the Miss Tyrone Pageant, live entertainment, a parade, fireworks, sports competitions, a dog walk, and more.
Shamrock Park has a single baseball field, as well as basketball courts, tennis courts, a children’s playground, and trails. There is also fishing available. It is the site of several events throughout the year, as well as children’s after-school programs.
The Legacy Theatre is a large performing arts center featuring plays of all genres, as well as birthday party packages that feature activities such as dancing and karaoke.