Introduction to Dumas, Texas
The Panhandle Townsite Company laid out Dumas in 1891. The company was headed by Louis Dumas who settled in the city of Dumas with his wife. However, after a blizzard caused great destruction in the area in 1895, both moved to Sherman which was the seat of Grayson County. Dumas was declared the county seat in 1892 and had its first state bank in 1908.
Dumas and nearby Attractions
- Moore County Historical Museum
- Meredith National Recreation Area
- XIT Museum
- Pheasant Trails Golf Course
- Bone Lake
Things To Do In Dumas
Those who are interested in the area's history should visit The Window on the Plains Museum. This museum features an excellent collection of exhibits of the Texas Panhandle and Moore County. The Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, located on the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle, offers facilities for fishing, boating, camping, swimming, scuba diving, horseback riding, and hiking.
Flights can be availed from Amarillo International Airport.
Dumas Higher Education
Amarillo College, West Texas A & M University, and Wayland Baptist University provide courses for higher studies.