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Stratford, Texas

Stratford was established in the middle of a night in May, 1901, when Sherman County records were moved from the former county seat at Coldwater to land owned by Walter Colton along the new Rock Island Railroad route. Texas Rangers were called to settle the dispute over the location of the county seat.

Coldwater has snice disappeared. There is a dispute, too, over the origin of the city name. Colton, an Englishman, named it for Stratford-on-Avon, or for a Virginia plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, whom he admired.

The local economy is based on wheat and corn, and feed grains that are used in large feedlot operations.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Stratford, TX

Bentwood Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Moody Planetarium

Moody Planetarium in museum offers programs ...

Panhandle Country Club

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

Hubbard Creek Lake Boat Ramp Access

Mile-Long Bridge Located west of Breckenridge on US 180 at the west end of the bridge Two-lane lighted, concrete ramp wit...

Tule Lake Golf Club

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