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Olney, Texas

Olney grew from the1880s site where early cattlemen gathered herds for branding and forming trail outfits. Its name honors Richard Olney, Secretary of State in Grover Cleveland's cabinet.

Today, Olney is the commercial center for agricultural, ranching and petroleum activity. An unusual park that appeals to adults features artistic groupings of pole structures on Ave. C just east of Main St.

The area offerss excellent hunting during seasons for dove, quail, migratory waterfowl, wild turkey and white-tailed deer with day and seasonal leases available. Water sports include swimming, boating and fishing on the small lakes of Lake Cooper and Olney a few miles northwest.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Olney, TX

Breckenridge Country Club

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

Abraham Family Art Gallery

One of the first art centers in the Southwest is in the Learning Resources Center on the Wayland Baptist University Campus. R...

Hapgood Park

This park is host to softball and baseball tournaments as well as recreational outings for picnics. It also has an RV park fo...

Yoakum County Park

A party house and RV campsites are available for a small rental fee. The park also features an 18-hole golf course. Six miles...

Castro County Museum

Housed in the Old Carter House, built in 1909 and moved to five-acre tract just west of the hospital. Features county photos,...