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Dimmitt, Texas

Dimmitt was established in 1891 as the county seat of Castro County and named for Rev. W.C. Dimmitt. The hard feelings after Dimmitt was selected over Castro City as the county seat led to a gunfight between Ira Aten, a retired Texas Ranger, and Andrew McClelland. A historical marker at the courthouse square commemorates the event.

Castro County excels in agriculture, producing large yields of corn, wheat, sunflowers, sugar beets and vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, cucumbers).

Dimmit is also home to the Ogallala Quilt Festival, as quilters from all over the world and visitors gather here the first weekend in April to enjoy food, fun, festivities and competition.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Dimmitt, TX

Castaway Cove Waterpark

Experience the wave of excitement at Wichita Falls' newest and only waterpark. A tropical-themed paradise for the whole famil...

The Cross

Rising 100 feet from the rolling prairie, The Cross was built by the Jim and Doris Studer family in 1993. It measures 70 feet...

Lake Meredith Camping/Parks

This area is experiencing a drought which may affect fishing and boat ramp access. Use the phone numbers provided below to ch...

Slaton Museum

Step into the city's past, and visit the old Post Office and a 1940s drug store's soda fountain. Unique photo exhibit feature...