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Olton, Texas

In eastern Lamb County, Olton was founded by W.P. Soash of Waterloo, IA, in 1908. Soash bought 87,000 acres of ranch land and resold these lands to northern pioneers, arranging special trains to bring prospective buyers to the area. Soash persuaded the Adam Powell family to move their post office south to the new townsite and named the post office after their son, W. Olton Powell.

Agriculture is the predominate industry with corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat as major crops. Agri-Gold, Inc. is a local industry that grows and ships canna, iris and daffodil bulbs throughout the many areas in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Fields of beautiful cannas can be seen during late summer and early fall.

Bed and breakfast facilities are available in historic buildings downtown.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Olton, TX

White Chapel Golf Course

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

Dyess Big Country Airfest

Dyess Big Country Airfest at Abilene Regional Airport (west side). Viper West Demo Team (F-16), B-1 flyby, C-130 airdrop, pl...

Graham Country Club

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

Opera House

Built in 1907 by Albert W. Johnson; considered "fanciest" showplace between Fort Worth and El Paso. Once hosted musical and d...

Wichita Falls Downtown Proud

Great food, live theater performances, excellent music, abundance of antique shops, historical museums and sites....