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Post, Texas

Post is the seat of Garza County, and was named for C.W. Post, the cereal manufacturer who founded the town in 1907 to demonstrate his economic ideas. Post was designed to be the center of a community of farmers who owned their own land and homes in a region of giant ranches. All supplies were first brought in by mule train from the nearest railhead, Big Spring, some 70 miles away.

Between 1910-1913, Post was the scene of perhaps the most elaborate series of experiments in rainmaking ever undertaken in the United States. Explosives were detonated in the atmosphere at timed intervals. Unfortunately, rainfall records do not indicate success.

Post is at the foot of the majestic Caprock in the southeastern edge of the Great Plains of the United States. Its historic Main Street is lined with gift and clothing stores and restored historic buildings.

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Garza Theatre

One of the first movie theaters in West Texas, opened in 1920 featuring silent films; 1929 adapted to sound; closed in 1957. In 1986

Post, TX Theatres

Algerita Art Center

Features local and area artists'

Post, TX Arts

Llano Estacado Tourist Marker

Stretching across the horizon as a range of flat-topped "mountains" is the Caprock escarpment, eastern boundary of the vast Llano Estacado or "Staked Plains." Marker provides details; on U.S. 84 between Post and Justiceburg.

Post, TX Markers

OS Ranch Museum

Located in one of the original buildings built by C.W. Post in 1911

Post, TX Museums

Things to do near Post, TX

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

2,853 acres of post-oak woodlands and grassy meadows surround 673-acre Lake Mineral Wells; extensive day-use picnic facilitie...

Paradise on the Brazos

Enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, and tent camping on this 1,000-acre ranch located on the Brazos River just south of tow...

Towle Memorial Park

Popular municipal park with playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pool, picnic areas, courts for croquet and tennis, fishing...

Potton House

Restored Victorian home of Joseph Potton family, circa 1901; listed in National Register of Historic Places; excellent showca...

S.W. Lowe House

This historic house is a 1904 Panhandle landmark that recalls the ranching heritage of the area. The elegantly furnished Quee...