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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

Hale County Farm & Ranch Museum

More than 200 examples of vintage farm equipment from horse-drawn threshing machines to huge 1912 Case steam tractor. Museum ...

Heritage Museum

Housed in restored QA&P Railroad depot. Features farming and ranching artifacts dating to previous century; large collection ...

Wichita Theatre & Opry House

Built in 1908, this State Historical Landmark is home to an endless variety of quality family entertainment, including live c...

Millers Creek Reservoir

Their is a public boat ramp. You can put an RV on lake property but there are no hook ups. If you have any further questions ...