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Stanton, Texas

Stanton was settled in 1881 by German Catholics, and was originally named Marienfeld (field of Mary). As the seat of Martin County, organized in 1884, the town's name was changed in 1890 to honor Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Carmelites opened monastery in 1882, and when the monks left in 1894, the Sisters of Mercy established a convent-boarding school that educated 2,000 students until most of the school was destroyed by a tornado in 1938. Abandoned structures remain on North Convent St.

Stanton is a cotton, agribusiness and oil center.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Slaton Museum

Step into the city's past, and visit the old Post Office and a 1940s drug store's soda fountain. Unique photo exhibit features images as early as 1915

Stanton, TX Museums

Texas Air Museum, Caprock Chapter

The museum exists to pre serve, restore, and present a balanced view of historic aircraft and artifacts that represent the history of aviation. Visitors might see aircraft from the Viet nam War, such as the Texas-built A-7B Corsair II, or a F-105D Thunderchief that flew 292

Stanton, TX Museums

Martin County Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Stanton, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Stanton, TX

Replica of World's Tallest Windmill

Originally constructed of wood in El Canyon de las Casas Amarillas (The Canyon of the Yellow Houses) on the XIT Ranch in 1887...

Museum of the Llano Estacado

Bears the traditional Spanish name for the Texas High Plains. Regional museum emphasizing the development of the geographical...

Scenic Drive

Texas 256 west traverses rolling country often cut by tributaries of Prairie Dog Town Fork of Red River. It threads among the...

Red River Valley Museum

Exhibits include more than 140 mounts in the William A. Bond Game Trophy Room; archaeological exhibit, and Indian artifacts i...

Scenic Drives

Texas 4 (12 miles west of Mineral Wells at Palo Pinto) south to I-20 offers spectacular bluffs and scenery through the Palo P...