LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Clarendon, Texas

Clarendon was established by a Methodist minister, L.H. Carhart, in 1878 as a "sobriety settlement" in contrast to the typical boom towns of that era. It earned the sobriquet "Saints Roost" by local cowboys. Other locals call Clarendon home of "trailblazers, cattle barons, cowboys, preachers, teachers, sodbusters, merchants, craftsmen, artists, old bones, and old fossils and maybe a few saints!"

In the seat of Donley County, many museums have fossilized specimens found near here from the Clarendonian Age, dating back 11 million years to the Early Pliocene Age. Today farming and ranching still remain the primary economy of the county.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Clarendon, TX

Comanche Trail Park

Home of spring that gave Big Spring its name; features 6,500-seat Comanche Trail Amphitheater. The 400-acre park offers swimm...

Singing Winds Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Deaf Smith County Historical Museum

Collections from pioneer era, farm and ranch implements, guns, Indian artifacts, photographs, paintings....

XIT Rodeo & Reunion

Honors old-time XIT ranch hands and celebrates the heritage of the huge ranch. Even features PRCA Rodeo, fiddlers contest, an...

Stratford Country Club

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