Established in 1879 when The Texas Central Railroad crossed through the Texas Hill County; named for Charles Whitney of New York, a major railroad stockholder. Now an agricultural / recreational center, gateway to the immensely popular Lakes Aquilla and Whitney, one of the leading water sport and lake resort areas of Texas; 18-hole golf course three miles north west on F.M. 933.
Rodeo on the Brazos- Features monthly rodeos from Apr. - Sept. Local RV park highlights bluegrass music on weekends.
Arts Unlimited Features-
collection of artists' paintings, ceramics and other crafts. Six rooms of locally handmade goods. Open Sat., Mon. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment . 213 N. Brazos St.
Lake Whitney Cycle Ranch-
Motorcyclists find trails challenging along rolling terrain beside Brazos River. Races held Ist, 3rd, & 5th Suns. 10 a.m. Camping available. Trails also open for practice. West on Texas 22 to F.M. 2960 (Iron Springs Rd., not shown on most highways maps). Admission.
Lake Whitney State Park-
1,315 acres on eastern shore of Lake Whitney. Facilities and features include camping areas and trailer sites, screened shelters, airstrip, three boat ramps, docks, picnicking, swimming and fishing. Access via F.M. 1244, 2.5 miles west. Admission.
Old Fort Graham-
U.S. military post established in 1849. As line of settlement moved westward, the need for the fort was less and troops withdrawn in 1853. Original location in Lake Whitney bed. When lake was built, much of the ruins and rock transported to new site and used in the reconstruction. One-room rock building houses mementos of early days of Whitney and other artifacts. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. North on F.M. 933 to F.M. 2604 to Pioneer Cove.