Olney   Pop. 3,522    Alt. 1,184

General -

Grew form 1880's site were early cattlemen gathered herds for branding and forming trail outfits. The name honors Richard Olney , Secretary of the State in Grover Clevelands Cabinet. Today, Olney is a commercial center for agricultural, ranching, and petroleum activity. Excellent hunting during seasonsfor dove, quail, migratory waterfowl, wild turkey, and white tailed deer; day and seaonal leases available.

Water sports include: swimming, boating, and fishing, on small lakes Cooper and Olney a few miles Northwest.

An unusual park that appeals to adults features artistic groupings of pole structures on Ave. C just east of Main Street.


View from Texas 114 of private herd of buffalo (American Bison) and elk pastured across from highway rest area eight miles east of Olney.


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