Established 1910 as stop on Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad;
named for a director of the line. Seat of Irion County, a rolling
to hilly area devoted primarily to ranching. County is one of
Texas' leading sheep producing areas.
- IRION COUNTY MUSEUM-Local history exhibits. Open Mon.,
Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Hours may vary; call 915/835-2704 for information. 1 blk. N
- SHERWOOD COURTHOUSE-One of best examples of early Texas
courthouses still stands in Sherwood, a mile north and a mile
east of Mertzon. Community was seat of Irion County from 1889
until 1936. The courthouse now belongs to Sherwood Community
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