Introduction to Guymon, Oklahoma
The area now known as Guymon was purchased by Edward T. Guymon in the 1890s. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway first entered the area in 1901. At that time, it was known as Sanford. Rock Island officials later renamed the city to avoid confusion with Stratford, Texas. Guymon was officially incorporated in 1901. It is the county seat of Texas County, which was formed on November 16, 1907.
Guymon and nearby Attractions
- North Ridge Shopping Center
- Optima National Wildlife Refuge
- Sunset Lake
- No Man's Land Museum
- Sunset Hills Golf Course
Things To Do In Guymon
Guymon has numerous parks. These include Thompson Park, Johnsonville MX Park, Grider Tot Park, Braley Park, No Man's Land Regional Park and Oklahoma Park. The Sunset Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers. Sunset Lake is a popular recreation area where one can enjoy hiking and fishing. One can shop at the Village Shopping Center and the North Ridge Shopping Center as well. Local festivals include the Guymon Fiesta and Pioneer Days.
Amarillo International is the nearest major airport.
Guymon Higher Education
Amarillo College, Wayland Baptist University and West Texas A & M University provide higher education in the area.