Population 4,753

Altitude 2,067


In 1877 a Texas Ranger Camp on present townsite was first known Anglo-American settlement. Town became boisterous frontier supply point and recreation center. Today center of rich agricultural region that includes extensive industry related to petroleum. Seat of Mitchell County.

Texas Department of Criminal justice D.W. "80" John Wallace Unit, a medium security prison is at western edge of city.

During designated seasons, hunters seek pronghorn antelope, deer, javelina, wild turkey, upland game birds, and migratory waterfowl.

Antique and craft malls and other shops offer excellent downtown shopping.

Colorado City Playhouse is community theater.


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