Population 12,195

Altitude 1,205


First called Eagle Flats because of eagles nesting nearby. The Post Office changed the name to Vernon for Washington's home, Mount Vernon. Seat of Wilbarger County, and the headquarters of huge W.T. Waggoner Ranch, and commercial center for rich farming, ranching and oil area. About 15 miles north is Doan's Crossing, one of the most famous of historic cattle crossings on the Red River. Industries include agricultural supplies and processing, seed breeding, textiles, meat packing, cottonseed, and alfalfa milling. Home of Vernon  College.


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