The town was established as the Terry County seat in 1904—named for Col. Benjamin Franklin Terry, Confederate leader of Terry's Texas Rangers. It is the principal incorporated town in the county, and it is situated at the intersection of five highway routes. It is the center for retail, medical and a crop-, livestock- and oil-producing area.
Travel trailer campsites are available at Coleman Park, a 44-acre recreation site south of the city limits along U.S. 62/385.
Annual Quilt Trail and Show showcases quilts from around the state and beyond. Home of the first Quilt Trail in Texas. 806/637-4060. www.terrycountyquilts.com.
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