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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

Floyd County Museum

Period furnishings, implements, store fixtures, photographs of early settlers and ranchers. Also artifacts from Coronado's ex...

Stationmaster's House Museum

Two-building complex includes restored depot agent's home; exhibits feature home life, general history of Hansford County. Ou...

Lubbock Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Texas Agriculture Experiment Station

Established in 1905 stemming from a request by local farmers due to a lack of feed grains available to the region, this stati...

Coleman County Museum

Pioneer clothes, dishes, farm equipment, documents, saddles, barbed wire, and larger-than-life horse statue, brought to Colem...