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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

Olton Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Replica of World's Tallest Windmill

Originally constructed of wood in El Canyon de las Casas Amarillas (The Canyon of the Yellow Houses) on the XIT Ranch in 1887...

Felty Outdoor Oil Museum

Early oil field equipment from height of oil boom includes spudders used for drilling and cleaning out wells, a steel beam pu...

Oldham Country Club

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

Apple Country Hi-Plains Orchards

Family owned pick-your-own apple orchard, open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., year round. We feature 6000 apple trees with 2...