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 court-house square commemorates
County excels in agriculture,
producing large yields of corn, wheat, sunflowers, Sugar
beets and vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions,
Castro County Museum-
Housed in the Old Carter
House, built in 1909 and moved to five-acre tract just
west of the hospital. Features county photos, artifacts,
early farm equipment and furnished half-dugout. Open Mon.
Fri. I - 5 p.m. 404 W. Halsell St.