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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

Thomas Cree's Little Tree

Set behind protective fence at south edge of U.S. 60 about five miles southwest of city is site of first tree planted through...

Moody Planetarium

Moody Planetarium in museum offers programs ...

Trails & Tales of Boomtown USA

Guided tour through historic past recalls oil-boom days with visits to oil fields, outdoor oil museum, and replica of Mabel G...

Recreational Sites

Picnic areas and hiking paths along Salt Fork of the Red River at each of three bridges near town: U.S. 83 bridge north, F.M....

Baylor County Museum

History of town and county is displayed through exhibits of historical photographs, clothing and furniture, memorabilia, vete...