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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

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

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

Martin County Country Club

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

Stanton, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Stanton, TX

Hillcrest Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

O'Donnell Museum

Housed in two-story 1925 bank building that remains in original condition. Exhibits include old telephone system, organ, bedr...

Tascosa Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Presbyterian Building

Former Presbyterian church was built in 1911 and is marked by a state historical marker. It was designed after St. Peter's Ca...

Branding Wall

More than 230 cattle brands that are being used or have been used in Mitchell County on a 10-ft. by 50-ft. wall, signifying t...