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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.

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Ledbetter Picket House

Restored frontier ranch structure with rustic period furnishings. House is a dog-run cabin built of slender upright poles (pi...

Presbyterian Building

Former Presbyterian church was built in 1911 and is marked by a state historical marker. It was designed after St. Peter's Ca...

Buffalo

View from Texas 114 of private herd of buffalo (American bison) and elk pastured across from highway rest area 8 miles east o...

Jack County Museum

Located in the oldest house in Jack County, two rooms furnished with period furnishings depicting home life; one room dedicat...

Archer City Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...