Population 1,987

Altitude 1,429


Seat of Shackelford County, was early supply point on Western Trail to Dodge City; still important as ranchland; beef cattle supply 90 percent of county's agricultural income. Also oil producing and oil well supply center.

Old MKT depot serves as chamber of commerce office, community center and exhibit area for local handicrafts. Open weekdays; Central and Main Streets.

"Fort Griffin Fandangle," presented last two weekends in June by more than 200 townsfolk under the stars of the West Texas sky. Musical version of history as it lingers in memories of old-timers is unique blend of hoedown and ballet, laughter and solemnity.


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