General.. The population is 4,367 and the altitude is 3,854
Established in 1891 as county seat of Castro County and named for Rev. W.C. Dimmitt. The hard feelings after Dimmitt was selected over Castro City as the county seat led to a gunfight between Ira Aten, a retired Texas Ranger, and Andrew McClelland., An historical marker at the courthouse square commemorates the event.
County excels in agriculture, producing large yields of corn, wheat, sunflowers, sugar beets, and vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onion, and cucumber).<.P>