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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

Lubbock Visitor Information

Literature about attractions, visitor sites, events and information about dining and accommodations can be obtained at the Lu...

White Deer Land Museum

Period rooms, chapel, carriage house, office. Records and documents of White Deer Land Company, established 1886. Exhibits re...

Railroad Museum

Vintage railcars recall nostalgia of train travel. Cars include MK&T diesel switch engine, Texas & Pacific Pullman car, two W...

Southwest Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...