Population 2,792

Altitude 2,120


Located on the western slope of the Edwards Plateau, began as a trading post on the Old San Antonio-El Paso Road with Anglo-American settlement beginning about 1890; was connected by stage to San Angelo until 1915, and Western heritage is reflected still. The Sutton County seat is a leading wool and mohair center, local firm produces garments, blankets and fabric from locally produced products. Hunters take deer and turkey during season.

The longest fenced cattle trail in the world once extended from a railhead at Brady to Sonora. Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railroad purchased a 250 foot wide right of way and fenced it for the 100 mile distance. Holding pastures and windmills were long the route that operated profitably for decade--until another railroad completed a line to Sonora.


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