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Welcome to Clarendon!

Nestled in the scenic landscape of the Texas Panhandle, Clarendon is a picturesque town whose future is as bright as its past is colorful. Settled in 1878 by Christian Colonists under the leadership of Rev. L.H. Carhart, Clarendon was one of the first three towns to bring civilization to the Panhandle region. Cowboys from the other pioneer communities - Tascosa and Mobeetie - nicknamed the town "Saints’ Roost" because the Methodists who settled there wouldn’t allow liquor, fire arms, or other rowdiness to interfere with their commitment to advancing Christianity, Temperance, and Education.

Today, Clarendon is a growing community and offers many attractions for visitors and their families. Several fine antique shops are located on the red brick main street of downtown along with retail stores carrying everything from jewelry and Western apparel to handmade cowboy boots. Historical landmarks and recreational activities are also available for your enjoyment.

We invite you to come visit for a spell or to settle down here. We guarantee, you’ll find the friendliest people, the best schools, a wide assortment of local restaurants, and many other benefits in our vibrant community.


Genealogy Research

 Conducted by the Donley County Historical Commission

Contact Jean Stavenhagen at 806-874-3905

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