Established in 1879 when The Texas
Central Railroad crossed through the Texas Hill County; named
for Charles Whitney of New York, a major railroad
stockholder. Now an agricultural / recreational center,
gateway to the immensely popular Lakes Aquilla and Whitney,
one of the leading water sport and lake resort areas of
Texas; 18-hole golf course three miles north west on F.M.
Rodeo on the Brazos-
features monthly rodeos from Apr. -
Sept. Local RV park highlights bluegrass music on weekends.
Arts Unlimited Features-
collection of artists' paintings,
ceramics and other crafts. Six rooms of locally handmade
goods. Open Sat., Mon. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment .
213 N. Brazos St.
Lake Whitney Cycle Ranch-
Motorcyclists find trails challenging
along rolling terrain beside Brazos River. Races held Ist,
3rd, & 5th Suns. 10 a.m. Camping available. Trails also
open for practice. West on Texas 22 to F.M. 2960 (Iron
Springs Rd., not shown on most highways maps). Admission.
Lake Whitney State Park-
1,315 acres on eastern shore of
Lake Whitney. Facilities and features include camping areas
and trailer sites, screened shelters, airstrip, three boat
ramps, docks, picnicking, swimming and fishing. Access via
F.M. 1244, 2.5 miles west. Admission.
Old Fort Graham-
U.S. military post established
in 1849. As line of settlement moved westward, the need for
the fort was less and troops withdrawn in 1853. Original
location in Lake Whitney bed. When lake was built, much of
the ruins and rock transported to new site and used in the
reconstruction. One-room rock building houses mementos of
early days of Whitney and other artifacts. Open Memorial Day
- Labor Day Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.
North on F.M. 933 to F.M. 2604 to Pioneer Cove.