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Post, Texas

Post is the seat of Garza County, and was named for C.W. Post, the cereal manufacturer who founded the town in 1907 to demonstrate his economic ideas. Post was designed to be the center of a community of farmers who owned their own land and homes in a region of giant ranches. All supplies were first brought in by mule train from the nearest railhead, Big Spring, some 70 miles away.

Between 1910-1913, Post was the scene of perhaps the most elaborate series of experiments in rainmaking ever undertaken in the United States. Explosives were detonated in the atmosphere at timed intervals. Unfortunately, rainfall records do not indicate success.

Post is at the foot of the majestic Caprock in the southeastern edge of the Great Plains of the United States. Its historic Main Street is lined with gift and clothing stores and restored historic buildings.

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Algerita Art Center

Features local and area artists'

Post, TX Arts

City-County Park

Small lake for fishing; swimming pool, walking trail and picnic areas. At south edge of city on U.S. 84

Post, TX Parks

Llano Estacado Tourist Marker

Stretching across the horizon as a range of flat-topped "mountains" is the Caprock escarpment, eastern boundary of the vast Llano Estacado or "Staked Plains." Marker provides details; on U.S. 84 between Post and Justiceburg.

Post, TX Markers

Garza Theatre

One of the first movie theaters in West Texas, opened in 1920 featuring silent films; 1929 adapted to sound; closed in 1957. In 1986

Post, TX Theatres

Things to do near Post, TX

Meadowbrook Golf Complex, The -Creek

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Collingsworth County Museum

Exhibits trace history of area....

Center for Contemporary Arts

The downtown gallery show cases contemporary art, sculpture and photography in its three galleries. Exhibits by local, region...

Lake Rita Blanca State Park

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