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Olney, Texas

Olney grew from the1880s site where early cattlemen gathered herds for branding and forming trail outfits. Its name honors Richard Olney, Secretary of State in Grover Cleveland's cabinet.

Today, Olney is the commercial center for agricultural, ranching and petroleum activity. An unusual park that appeals to adults features artistic groupings of pole structures on Ave. C just east of Main St.

The area offerss excellent hunting during seasons for dove, quail, migratory waterfowl, wild turkey and white-tailed deer with day and seasonal leases available. Water sports include swimming, boating and fishing on the small lakes of Lake Cooper and Olney a few miles northwest.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Olney, TX

Midwestern State Univ. Fine Art Gallery

Features works of regional artists throughout academic year. Emphasis on students' art. West Campus Dr. at Nocona Trail on ca...

Canadian Golf Club

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

Red River Speedway

Stock car races every Fri. night at 8 p.m. Apr. - Aug. Special races held throughout season. Take U.S. 287 west to F.M. 369....

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

Completely renovated in 2000, this museum with a living collection. Botanical Garden features outdoor and indoor educational ...