Population for the city is 6,778
County Population: 7,688
Seat of Childress County named for George Campbell Childress, author of
Texas Declaration of Independence. An agricultural center for cotton, grains
and livestock, town is on the Burlington Northern Railroad, has small,
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CHILDRESS CITY PARK - In addition to the lake, the park has historical
marker for Goodnight Trail, extension of famed Goodnight Loving Trail over
which herds of cattle trekked to market.
CHILDRESS COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM - Housed in an old post office,
displays include industry (cattle, cotton, railroad) exhibits, local Indian
artifacts and furnished period rooms. Open Mon. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Third and C Streets Northwest.