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Stratford, Texas

Stratford was established in the middle of a night in May, 1901, when Sherman County records were moved from the former county seat at Coldwater to land owned by Walter Colton along the new Rock Island Railroad route. Texas Rangers were called to settle the dispute over the location of the county seat.

Coldwater has snice disappeared. There is a dispute, too, over the origin of the city name. Colton, an Englishman, named it for Stratford-on-Avon, or for a Virginia plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, whom he admired.

The local economy is based on wheat and corn, and feed grains that are used in large feedlot operations.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Stratford, TX

Roaring Springs Ranch Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Famous Mineral Water Company

Founded in 1904 by Edward P. Dismuke, The Famous Mineral Water Pavilion and Gardens is the only company still bottling the hi...

The Old Jail Art Center

Exceptional permanent art exhibits include works of Giacomo Manzu, John Marin, Charles Umlauf, Louise Nevelson, Henry Moore, ...

Roberts County Museum

Housed in restored Santa Fe Railroad depot; extensive collections include kitchen, household antiques, pioneer documents, fro...

Hubbard Creek Lake Parks/Public Access

Mile-Long Bridge--- Parking Located west of Breckenridg...