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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

Fort Griffin State Park and Historic Site

506 acres of parkland feature camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, fishing, nature study and hiking trails. Home of state...

Meadowbrook Golf Complex, The -Canyon

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

Yoakum County Park

A party house and RV campsites are available for a small rental fee. The park also features an 18-hole golf course. Six miles...

Lakeridge Country Club

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