The Cherrywood neighborhood is bounded by Interstate 35, Manor Road, Airport Boulevard, and Wilshire Boulevard certainly has seen its share of changes over the last 170 years. The neighborhood now known as Cherrywood takes its name from the major north-south artery that bisects the neighborhood, Cherrywood Road. But Cherrywood Road was once called Chestnut Street, and Cherrywood itself was once cotton fields, pastures and woods.
A land grant from Mexico and Texas in the 1830s paved the way for settlers from the east, who encountered native tribes. These settlers transformed hunting grounds into farms and ranches that remained for a century. Rapid post-war development in the 1940s and 1950s transformed the area once again, this time sprouting houses and businesses where cattle once grazed, and parks in former peach orchards.