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Stanton, Texas

Stanton was settled in 1881 by German Catholics, and was originally named Marienfeld (field of Mary). As the seat of Martin County, organized in 1884, the town's name was changed in 1890 to honor Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Carmelites opened monastery in 1882, and when the monks left in 1894, the Sisters of Mercy established a convent-boarding school that educated 2,000 students until most of the school was destroyed by a tornado in 1938. Abandoned structures remain on North Convent St.

Stanton is a cotton, agribusiness and oil center.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Texas Air Museum, Caprock Chapter

The museum exists to pre serve, restore, and present a balanced view of historic aircraft and artifacts that represent the history of aviation. Visitors might see aircraft from the Viet nam War, such as the Texas-built A-7B Corsair II, or a F-105D Thunderchief that flew 292

Stanton, TX Museums

Slaton Museum

Step into the city's past, and visit the old Post Office and a 1940s drug store's soda fountain. Unique photo exhibit features images as early as 1915

Stanton, TX Museums

Martin County Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Stanton, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Stanton, TX

Don Harrington Discovery Center

In a 51-acre park with lake and picnic area, this center offers a variety of attractions. The center hosts a diverse collecti...

Riverside Golf Club

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

Tahoka Daisy

First discovered at Tahoka Lake, the lavender wild flower spreads over plains to rival the bluebonnet (state flower) and wild...

Vietnam Memorial

Recognizes men and women who served the U.S. in Southeast Asia. Stone is same type used at National Vietnam Memorial in Washi...

Abilene State Park

621-acre park near Lake Abilene; camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, swimming pool, rest rooms and showers, hi...