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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

Olney Recreation Association & Country Club

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

Lake Rita Blanca State Park

Fantastic opportunities for viewing and photographing various species of birds and other wildlife await visitors. In Oct., mi...

Pitman Municipal Golf Course

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

Medicine Mounds

Four unusual cone-shaped hills that rise some 350 feet above the surrounding plains; named by the Comanche Indians, held in a...

Paradise on the Brazos

Enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, and tent camping on this 1,000-acre ranch located on the Brazos River just south of tow...