Seat of Hale County, founded in 1887 and named for it's magnificent
view of the plains. Center of a huge, shallow, underground water belt, both city and
county have abundant water supply. The county is a leader in grain and cotton
production. Oil and gas also contribute to the area economy. Recreational
facilities include an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools and city parks.
Hunters find abundance pheasant in season. There is excellent antique
shopping with 12 locations in the historic downtown area. Howm of Wayland Baptist
Llano Estacado Museum-
Bears the traditional Spanish name for the Texas High Plains.
Hale County exhibits include artifacts from Plainview Man archaeological site (8,00
BC) gems and minerals, pioneer firearms, re-created turn of the century room furnishings,
and an art collection. Open weekdays 9am - 5pm; weekends Mar - Nov 1-5pm. 1900
W. 8th St. On campus of Wayland Baptist University.