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.