Introduction to Pampa, Texas
The Santa Fe Railroad was constructed through the present day city of Pampa in 1888. At that time, the area was known as Glasgow. By 1889, the city had been renamed to Sutton. The first post office of the area was established in 1892. Later on, George Tyng, manager of the White Deer Land Company, changed the city's name to Pampa. This name was derived from a Spanish term meaning "plains." The first school of the city was established in 1903. In 1912, J. N. Duncan was elected the first mayor of the city. Pampa became the county seat of Gray County in 1928.
Pampa and nearby Attractions
- Freedom Museum
- Marcus Sanders Park
- White Deer Land Museum
- Hutchinson County Museum
- Devil's Rope Museum
- Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Things To Do In Pampa
The City of Pampa offers numerous recreational facilities to make your vacation memorable. You can spend your leisure hours at Prairie Park, Aspen Park, Hobart Street Park, Coronado Park, Lions Club Park, and Evergreen City Park. The Freedom Museum and the White Deer Land Museum are also worth visiting. In addition, the city has several churches including the Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana Church, First Assembly of God Church, Pentecostal Holiness Church, and Church of the Nazarene.
International flights are available from Amarillo International Airport.
Pampa Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are offered by Amarillo College, Texas Tech University, and West Texas A & M University.