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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

Felty Outdoor Oil Museum

Early oil field equipment from height of oil boom includes spudders used for drilling and cleaning out wells, a steel beam pu...

Buffalo

View from Texas 114 of private herd of buffalo (American bison) and elk pastured across from highway rest area 8 miles east o...

Concho River Pearls

Formed in freshwater mussels, pearls range in color from pink to rich purple. Local jewelers offer variety of settings for th...

Motley County Historical Museum

Housed in the old Traweek Hospital built in 1928 by Dr. A.C. Traweek, Sr., the first medical doctor in the county. Exhibits i...

Downtown Historic District

Visitors can stroll downtown brick streets, take a look at WPA-era art work in the local post office building, or view restor...