Hereford is named for the
early herds of Hereford cattle; It is now the current
seat of Deaf Smith County. (Deaf Smith commanded Sam Houston's scouts at the Battle of San Jacinto.)
Hereford is often called the "town without a toothache" due to low incidence of dental decay
which is attributed to all of the natural fluorides in
the municipal water. A strong Agribusiness economy with
immense production of grain sorghum, wheat, corn and
sugar beets dominates the economy.A local plant refines
sugar from beets grown in four-county area. Three million cattle
annually move through area feedlots.
Deaf Smith County Historical Museum-
Collections from pioneer era, farm
and ranch implements, guns, Indian artifacts,
photographs, paintings. Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5
p.m.; Sun. 2 -5 p.m. 400 Sampson St.
La Escarbada XIT Winery-
In center of historic XIT Ranch.
Since breakup of ranch in 1880s, rich soils have produced
vast quantities of agricultural products. Winery
established 1985. Open Mon. - Fri. 1 1 a.m. - 1 p.m. and
3 - 6 p.m., Sat. noon - 6 p.m. Other tours by
appointment. North of city on U.S.385. 806/364-7020.
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame,
Western Heritage Center-
Honors pioneer spirit of Western
women and women who have excelled in rodeos. Cowgirl
memorabilia in 6,000 square feet of museum space-saddles,
tack, trophies, historical and modern photos, paintings,
sculpture. Honorees include names such as Texas Rose and
Enid Justin. Center sponsors nation's largest all-girl
rodeo in late summer. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - noon; 1 -
5 p.m. 515 Ave. B in north part of city. Admission.