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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

Wellington Country Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Camping

White River has picnic areas with 30 tables, 4 camping areas, 2 RV areas with water and electricity only, a fishing house, an...

Saints Roost Museum

Housed in former Adair Hospital founded by Cornelia Adair in 1910 for local cowboys, the museum features heirlooms from area ...

Museum and Art Center

Exciting art, science and history exhibitions at the museum change frequently. Laser and Planetarium shows. ...

Shady Oaks Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...