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Shamrock, Texas

Shamrock was established as a post office in 1890 at the dugout home of George Nichels, an Irish sheep rancher. It was Incorporated in 1911 and oil was discovered in 1926, with highly productive natural gas wells in recent decades. Cattle, agriculture, tourism, oil and gas are the primary economic factors. During seasons, hunters take quail, mourning dove, wild turkey and deer.

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Things to do near Shamrock, TX

Fort Phantom Hill

Established 1851 to protect frontier from Indians, the post suffered a series of hardships; was abandoned in 1854. Historians...

Ledbetter Picket House

Restored frontier ranch structure with rustic period furnishings. House is a dog-run cabin built of slender upright poles (pi...

Shore Art Gallery

Traveling exhibits and works by students and faculty displayed throughout year. ...

Anson Jones Museum

In historic church building. Artifacts include miniature reproduction of town square as it existed in 1904, a desk and chair ...

White Buffalo Statue

Recalls frontier days and rare albino buffalo killed near here. On courthouse square. Several historical markers on square de...