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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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Historic Murals

Located across from the Santa Fe depot, murals that depict early day transportation, from the 1840s to 1940s, are 85 feet lon...

Hotel Turkey

Built in 1927, the hotel has remained in continuous operation and is listed with the State and National Historic Registries. ...

Phillips Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Panhandle Country Club

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

Bar H Dude Ranch

From a hearty chuckwagon breakfast to mesquite-grilled steaks at dinner, activities are tailored to suit your interests. Depe...