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Breckenridge, Texas

This "Mural Capitol of Texas" is the county seat of Stephens County. Breckenridge was established in 1876, but the great 1920s oil boom exploded and changed Breckenridge from 1,500 to 30,000 in 12 months, with hundreds of oil derricks sprouting within the city limits making it rich with oil history.

Original brick streets still welcome visitors to the historic downtown area built in the 1920s. Remnant of this boom time, original red brick and native sandstone buildings line Walker Street and play host to a variety of antique and eclectic gift shops. The Stephens County Courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the heart of downtown and is one of 28 historical markers in the county. A Texas Main Street City since 1997, Breckenridge has also qualified for National Main Street.

Presently, the economy is based on ranching, oil and gas, manufacturing, and industries. Home of Texas State Technical College, West Texas, Breckenridge Campus. They offer a variety of technical and education courses, including distance learning through Midwestern State University.

Sportsmen find the area prime for hunting white-tailed deer, feral hogs, wild turkey, quail, mourning dove, as well as excellent fishing in local lakes. Also for the outdoor enthusiast, other sports opportunities including water skiing, boating, jet skiing, sailing, camping, hiking, sailing, swimming and scuba diving. For the bird watcher, the area offers extensive selections of bird species.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center

The Center is committed to furthering the arts and artistic environment by establishing and maintaining the fine workshop facilities and providing high quality exhibits for the general public since 1985. Home of the Kathryn Leach Doll Collection showcasing 750 dolls from around the world;

Breckenridge, TX Arts

Boomtown Breckenridge Murals

Winner of the TDA "Best Public Improvement Project" in 1999, this outstanding outdoor collection of mural art inspires the imagination to step back in time and experience boomtown first hand. Influenced by black and white photographs taken by Basil Clemmons, of Breckenridge in the 1920

Breckenridge, TX Arts

Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex

Housed in the historic First National Bank building, the museum features pioneer artifacts and traveling exhibits. The oil history is also preserved in the J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex. Exhibits inside show the exciting story of the 1918-1920

Breckenridge, TX Museums


Breckenridge Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Breckenridge, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Breckenridge, TX

Lake Graham Fishing Tips

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Moran Historical Museum

Operated by the Moran Historical Society, the museum is housed in the former First Christian Church building. Also includes t...

Possum Kingdom State Park

Scenic park on shore of huge Possum Kingdom Lake covers 1,615 acres with cabins, campsites, boat rental and ramp, playground,...

Julian Bivins Museum

Housed in the former Oldham County Courthouse, name honors Panhandle rancher whose donation of land formed the nucleus of Boy...

White Chapel Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...