Established as a new county
seat when Briscoe County organized in 1892. Silverton is one of only two small towns
in the entire county.
Silverton is a commercial
center for an immense farming and ranching area that
spectacular scenery in Palo Duro Canyon, Tule Canyon and at edge of Cap Rock.
Briscoe County Museum-
Exhibits include: antique dresses,
barbed wire, china, farm tools, household items,
gold-panning equipment and archives. Open Tues. 2 - 5
p.m. Basement of county courthouse.
Vivid illustrations of High
Plains topography along the Texas 86 and Texas 207 North.
see immense proportions of High Plains agriculture where
the land is typically flat-then in startling contrast,
the effect of erosion where water courses have carved
plunging, colorful canyons.
Drive between Silverton and Claude crosses both Tule and
Palo Duro Canyons.
Texas 256 East - reaches the edge
of the High Plains, or as local residents say, edge of
the Cap Rock, and spirals down a jagged escarpment amid a
visual feast of scenic vistas. This dramatic change in
scenery marks the eastern edge of the Great Plains of the
Texas 86 east offers another scenic
route down edge of Cap Rock and through the town of Quitaque .