Stamford, Texas

Stamford is known for its Texas Cowboy Reunion, four days around July 4, dedicated to the Old West. The Reunion was started in 1930 as nonprofit community enterprise, and is unchallenged as the greatest amateur rodeo in the world. The population of the city more than triples when 500-plus rodeo contestants and thousands of spectators converge. Rodeo prizes include cash, trophies and handmade saddles, and food is served from chuck wagons. It includes a major Western art show at the rodeo ground pavilion.

Stamford is the retail, banking and commercial center for a three-county area. Business facilities include grain elevators, cotton gins, a delinting plant, cotton compress, clothing factory, cottonseed oil mill, feed mill, oil well machinery, and wholesale outlets. Developed in 1899 as a project of the Texas Central Railroad, Stamford was named after the Connecticut hometown of the railroad president.

Attractions near Stamford, Texas

Killer Bee

The discovery of the first Africanized bee in the United States was found just outside Hidalgo in 1990. The fiberglass and st...

Leon Valley Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center

The Center is committed to furthering the arts and artistic environment by establishing and maintaining the fine workshop fac...

Monahans Sandhills Visitor Center

The Dunagan Visitor Center at Monahans Sandhills State Park features hands-on exhibits of the cultural and natural history of...

North Shore Country Club

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

San Agustín Cathedral

Originally built in 1767; present structure, third on site, dates from 1872. Was elevated to the rank of Cathedral on Aug. 9,...

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