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Chillicothe, Texas

Chillicothe was founded in the early 1880s and developed rapidly after the construction of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway in 1887. Ed and Will Jones established a store on the west bank of Wanderers Creek and adopted the name of their hometown in Missouri.

Today, Chillicothe is a trading center for ranching and agriculture, as well as oil related business. U.S. 287 runs through the center of town. The town is sometimes called the Iris Village because of the many irises planted around town. The Iris Village Festival is usually celebrated Memorial Day weekend.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Chillicothe, TX

Possum Kingdom Lake

Dotted with lakeside resorts and camps, the 14,440-acre reservoir is among Texas' most popular outdoor recreation destination...

Old Post Office Museum and Art Center

Opened inFall 2002, museum in former post office features historic mural painted byAlexander Hogue, a permanent collection, s...

Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom

Affiliate of Howard Payne Univ., specializing in history and government in the context of Western civilization. Dedicated to ...

Brownfield Country Club

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

Coleman City Park

Includes museum and pioneer blacksmith shop, picnic and playground areas amid shady trees....