Introduction to Seminole, Texas
In 1905, the land on which the city sits today, was received as a donation for the seat of Gaines County. In 1906, the Seminole National Bank, a post office, and a courthouse were established. In 1914, the bank merged with the First State Bank. Railways arrived in the city in 1918. During the Great Depression of the 1930s and 40s, the economy of Seminole was not hit as hard because of the nearby oil fields. The city was incorporated in 1936, and in 1952, the administrative structure was changed to the alderman form of government. Seminole remains a business hub for oil, gas, and agricultural products.
Seminole and Nearby Attractions
- Museum of the Southwest
- Big Spring State Park
- Buddy Holly Center
- Science Spectrum
- Ellen Noel Art Museum
Things To Do In Seminole
The Museum of the Southwest houses a children's museum, an art museum, and a planetarium. The nearby Petroleum Museum features taped interviews with pioneers, early equipment related to oilfields, a marine diorama, and a boomtown of West Texas. Activities like hiking, picnicking, and camping may be enjoyed at the 3,840-acre Monahans Sand Hills State Park. The nearby Big Spring State Park is spread over 382 acres and has a trail for hikers, as well as picnic and camping areas.
Midland International is the closest major airport.
Seminole Higher Education
College of the Southwest, New Mexico Junior College, and University of Texas of the Permian Basin are some of the nearby colleges.