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

Yoakum County Golf Club

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

River Creek Park Golf Course

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

Copper Breaks State Park

1,933-acre park includes campsites with shade structures and utilities, picnicking, swimming, fishing, playgrounds, star walk...

S.W. Lowe House

This historic house is a 1904 Panhandle landmark that recalls the ranching heritage of the area. The elegantly furnished Quee...

Visitor Information Center

Brand new facility located on the banks of the Concho River between U.S. 87 north and south. Close to the Historic District, ...