Sanderson Population- 940  Altitude 2,980


Originally named Strobridge when the Texas and New Orleans Railroad reached the townsite.  When the railroad established a roundhouse and service facilities in 1881, it was renamed Sanderson for the railroad construction engineer.  Terrell County was created out of Pecos County in 1905, and Sanderson was designated the county seat.   Main stream of the economy is gas and oil production and ranching.

Many visitors to the Big Bend take Texas 349 from I-10 at Sheffied to U.S. 90 to Sanderson for a scenic route to the national park.

Rio Grande Float Trips -

Licensed outfitters can provide river float trips through the canyons and wilderness area along the Rio Grande River.  Inquire locally about trip packages, or call Scott Shuttle Service Canoe & Float Rental at 1-800-613-5041.

Terrell County Memorial Museum -

This museum features turn of the century ranch memorabilia including tools, clothing and household goods.

Open daily 3 - 5 p.m.  At 211 East Mansfield Street.



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