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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

White Chapel Golf Course

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

Apple Country Hi-Plains Orchards

Family owned pick-your-own apple orchard, open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., year round. We feature 6000 apple trees with 2...

Wichita Falls Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Ralls Historical Museum

Exhibits include Indian artifacts, history of early railroads in area, and 19 period room settings - kitchen, bedroom, doctor...

Railroad Heritage Museum

Railroad memorabilia, photographs, and books in historic 1911 depot....