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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.

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Post Office Mural

National and Post Office history depicted in 6- by 10-foot mural of postage stamps. Seven years and some 12,000 stamps were r...

Scenic Drive

F.M. 669 north toward Post ascends the Texas High Plains, which are southernmost extension of Great Plains of the United Stat...

Helium Monument

Six Story stainless steel time column erected 1968 commemorates the unusual natural element found near here in world's greate...

Jacksboro Country Club

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