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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

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

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

Martin County Country Club

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

Stanton, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Stanton, TX

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...

Midwestern State Univ. Fine Art Gallery

Features works of regional artists throughout academic year. Emphasis on students' art. West Campus Dr. at Nocona Trail on ca...

Railroad Heritage Museum

Railroad memorabilia, photographs, and books in historic 1911 depot....

Science Spectrum

Experience the Science of Fun! With over 200 interactive exhibits, an OMNIMAX Theatre, live animals, live demonstrations, a d...

Opera House

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