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Canadian, Texas

Canadian became the county seat when Hemphill County was organized in 1887. It is located on the Canadian River and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RR in the northwestern part of the county. Early settlers held one of the first rodeos in Texas. Today Canadian is a chief commercial center of the county, that derives much of its economy from ranching and some oil activity.

Northwest of Canadian is the Black Kettle National Grasslands, administered by the National Forest Service. Visitors find campsites, cottages, picnic grounds at the small Lake Marvin, where fishing for bass, channel catfish and sunfish provide outdoor activities. Nature trails are popular during the fall foliage season and visitors often see deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Canadian, TX

Coleman City Park

Includes museum and pioneer blacksmith shop, picnic and playground areas amid shady trees....

XIT Ranch

Famed XIT was world's largest ranch under fence in 1880s, three million acres! The State of Texas, far richer in land than ca...

Graham Street Antiques

Learn about town and surrounding county's early history by visiting exhibit room, which includes photographs of early settler...

Meadowbrook Golf Complex, The -The Creek

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

Archer City Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...