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Dimmitt, Texas

Dimmitt was established in 1891 as the county seat of Castro County and named for Rev. W.C. Dimmitt. The hard feelings after Dimmitt was selected over Castro City as the county seat led to a gunfight between Ira Aten, a retired Texas Ranger, and Andrew McClelland. A historical marker at the courthouse square commemorates the event.

Castro County excels in agriculture, producing large yields of corn, wheat, sunflowers, sugar beets and vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, cucumbers).

Dimmit is also home to the Ogallala Quilt Festival, as quilters from all over the world and visitors gather here the first weekend in April to enjoy food, fun, festivities and competition.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Dimmitt, TX

Bell Park Cacti Garden

Established in honor of Hershell Bell, agronomy and range management authority; contains more than 350 specimens with 15 diff...

Heritage Museum

Housed in restored QA&P Railroad depot. Features farming and ranching artifacts dating to previous century; large collection ...

River Creek Park Golf Course

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

Hardeman County Museum

In county jail built 1891 of native stone, upper floor cells left intact. General history museum occupies lower floor and fea...

Perryton Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...