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Sierra Blanca, Texas

Sierra Blanca, named for Sierra Blanca Mountain (6,950 ft.), is the seat of Hudspeth County on modern I-10 in far West Texas. The town owes its existence to the competition that surrounded the construction of the nation's second transcontinental rail link in 1881 of the Southern Pacific and Texas & Pacific. An historical marker commemorates the event located downtown at corner of Sierra Blanca Ave. and U.S. 80. railroads.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Adobe Courthouse

Under a neat white stucco sheath, the 1919 Hudspeth County Courthouse is the Southwest's only in-use governmental structure of adobe. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Sierra Blanca, TX Historic Courthouses


Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum

The Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum is located in the original Southern Pacific Depot building in 1882 which served both Southern Pacific and Texas & Pacific railroads. The building was moved a couple of blocks to its present location near the post office on U.S. 80

Sierra Blanca, TX Museums


Scenic Drive

F.M. 1111 north 43 miles to intersection with primary east- west route of U.S. 62/180. Generally flat ranching areas edged by mountains on the horizon. Profuse stands of giant yuccas growing 15 to 20 feet high. These desert "forests"

Sierra Blanca, TX Scenic Drives

Things to do near Sierra Blanca, TX

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Walk under an ancient sea, parade through downtown Boomtown, then literally feel the ground shake beneath you with the force ...

Pyote Museum and Rattlesnake Bomber Base

Rattlesnake Bomber Base was the training base for thousands of B-17 and B-29 bombardment crews during World War II. After the...

Discovery Well A No. 1

Gusher blew in more than half-century ago, remains one of largest producing oil wells in North America. Tremendous jet of oil...

Underwood Golf Complex -Sunset

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

Insights - El Paso Science Center

El Paso Science Center-Features educational, hands-on exhibits about science and technology: solar power, motion, light illum...