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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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Things to do near Clarendon, TX

Sherman County Depot Museum

Local history museum displays farm and ranch memorabilia, Indian artifacts, prehistoric fossils, all designed as a tribute to...

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...

Z. I. Hale Museum

Mrs. Nina Hale donated the two-story clinic in memory of her late husband, Dr. Z. I. Hale, long-time area optometrist, for th...

South Plains College Art Museum

Fine Arts Building houses exceptional collection of old masters art donated to college by Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughte...

Comanche Trail Municipal Golf Course -Arrowhead

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...