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Olton, Texas

In eastern Lamb County, Olton was founded by W.P. Soash of Waterloo, IA, in 1908. Soash bought 87,000 acres of ranch land and resold these lands to northern pioneers, arranging special trains to bring prospective buyers to the area. Soash persuaded the Adam Powell family to move their post office south to the new townsite and named the post office after their son, W. Olton Powell.

Agriculture is the predominate industry with corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat as major crops. Agri-Gold, Inc. is a local industry that grows and ships canna, iris and daffodil bulbs throughout the many areas in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Fields of beautiful cannas can be seen during late summer and early fall.

Bed and breakfast facilities are available in historic buildings downtown.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Olton, TX

Parks

38 parks offer outdoor recreation, including swimming pools, jogging trails, golf, tennis, picnicking and children's fishing ...

Scenic Drive

A 25-mile loop west and north to Stinnett crosses rough, canyon-cut landscapes of the Canadian River brakes; leads across dam...

Meadowbrook Golf Complex, The -Canyon

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

Floyd County Museum

Period furnishings, implements, store fixtures, photographs of early settlers and ranchers. Also artifacts from Coronado's ex...

Country Club Of Dimmitt

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...