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Dalhart, Texas

Founded in 1901 at the junction of two railroads, Dalhart was known as the headquarters of the famous XIT Ranch, 3,050,000 acres which were deeded by the state to the Capital Syndicate of Chicago in exchange for building the Texas state capital in Austin.

The city was first called Twist, the designation of a railroad section, later Denrock, combining the railroad names, and finally Dalhart, a syllable combination of two counties (Dallam and Hartley) in which the town lies. Currently Dalhart is the seat of Dallam County and a shipping point for cattle, grains and other agricultural products.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

LaRita Theater

A beautifully restored theatre with professional and amateur stage productions produced by Dalhart Community Theatre.

Dalhart, TX Theatres

XIT Rodeo & Reunion

Honors old-time XIT ranch hands and celebrates the heritage of the huge ranch. Even features PRCA Rodeo, fiddlers contest, and the world's largest free barbecue the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of August.

Dalhart, TX Rodeos

Empty Saddle Monument

A favorite photo subject, monument stands at north end of Dalhart's V-shaped underpass. Designed by a cowboy after a widow asked that a horse bearing an empty saddle appear in annual reunion parade in tribute to her husband, former XIT Ranch cowpoke. U.S. 87

Dalhart, TX Monuments

Lake Rita Blanca State Park

Fantastic opportunities for viewing and photographing various species of birds and other wildlife await visitors. In Oct., migrating geese stop over and the population has reached more than 100,000

Dalhart, TX State Parks

XIT Ranch

Famed XIT was world's largest ranch under fence in 1880s, three million acres! The State of Texas, far richer in land than cash, granted 3,050,000 acres of land in 1882 to a Chicago corporation for construction of state capitol. An English company, the Capitol Freehold Land &

Dalhart, TX Ranches

Things to do near Dalhart, TX

City Parks

Ruddick Park on 7th St. is on Lone Wolf Creek and features a limited number of RV campsites. There are also picnic shelters, ...

Lake Graham Fishing Tips

During the winter the hot water discharge is a favorite place to fish especially for white bass and hybrid striped bass. Dur...

Wagon Wheel Ranch

From a hearty breakfast to grilled steaks at dinner, activities are tailored to suit your interests. The Wagon Wheel Ranch is...

Dundee State Fish Hatchery

Located below the dam atLake Diverson, hatchery is a research facility producing fish for public waters. Built in 1927 and op...

Ledbetter Picket House

Restored frontier ranch structure with rustic period furnishings. House is a dog-run cabin built of slender upright poles (pi...