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Chillicothe, Texas

Chillicothe was founded in the early 1880s and developed rapidly after the construction of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway in 1887. Ed and Will Jones established a store on the west bank of Wanderers Creek and adopted the name of their hometown in Missouri.

Today, Chillicothe is a trading center for ranching and agriculture, as well as oil related business. U.S. 287 runs through the center of town. The town is sometimes called the Iris Village because of the many irises planted around town. The Iris Village Festival is usually celebrated Memorial Day weekend.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Chillicothe, TX

Downtown Historic District

Visitors can stroll downtown brick streets, take a look at WPA-era art work in the local post office building, or view restor...

Bell Park Cacti Garden

Established in honor of Hershell Bell, agronomy and range management authority; contains more than 350 specimens with 15 diff...

Llano Estancado Winery

Born from a casual experiment with grapevines shading a Lubbock patio, this winery now is one of Texas' largest. Tasting room...

Presbyterian Building

Former Presbyterian church was built in 1911 and is marked by a state historical marker. It was designed after St. Peter's Ca...

Texas Water Rampage

Water theme park for swimming, splashing, tubing, water slides, also go-carts....