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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.

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Things to do near Olney, TX

Camp Bowie Memorial Park

Honors men of famed 36th Infantry Division ("T-Patch"). Small park features vintage military equipment, cannon, armor. At int...

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...

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, ...

Amarillo Livestock Auction

This is one of the largest privately owned cattle auctions. More than 100,000 head of cattle sold in the auction ring each ye...

Childress Country Club

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