The seat of Winkler County
was a mere village in 1926. The population of this entire
county was only 81.
Then there was oil.
It was struck nearby in the
fabulous Permian Basin, and the boom was on.
Today, Kermit is a center for oil
and petroleum-based industries. There is a County-owned
golf course 7 miles west on Texas 302.
Medallion Home -
City's oldest existing structure
furnished with period pieces. Open weekdays 9 a.m. - 4
p.m., Sun. 3 - 5 p m North side of Winkler County Park,
Outdoor museum includes Moorhead
Derrick, a cable tool derrick with walking beam. Last
active equipment of its type; was in operation until
1966. Other items are oldest house in Kermit, and
"nester's shack" which were moved to site.
Nearby Winkler County Park offers swimming, picnicking,
athletic courts, Open daily. Four blocks north of Texas
302 at east limits.