SILVERTON Population - 775 Altitude - 3,261


Established as a new county seat when Briscoe County organized in 1892. Silverton is one of only two small towns in the entire county.

Lake Mackenzie is located within the beautiful Tule Canyon.Silverton is a commercial center for an immense farming and ranching area that includes some 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.

Lake -


Scenic Drives-

Vivid illustrations of High Plains topography along the Texas 86 and Texas 207 North. Travelers will 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 United States.

Texas 86 east offers another scenic route down edge of Cap Rock and through the town of Quitaque .



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