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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

Lone Cedar Country Club

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

Museum of Texas Tech University

Exhibits cover the broad range of arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with emphasis on study of arid and ...

Lake Graham Fishing

Lake Graham wide range of cover ranging from boat docks, aquatic vegetation, rip rap, standing timber, brush and willow tre...

Mclean Golf Association

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Meadowbrook Golf Complex, The -The Creek

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...