Introduction to Andrews, Texas
Both the city and the county were named Andrews in honor of Richard Andrews, who was the first Texan soldier to die in the Texas Revolution. The city, which was incorporated in 1937, is the county seat of Andrews County, which was founded in 1876 from Bexar County. The Texas and Pacific Railway stimulated growth and development and in the early 1920s the era of oil production began.
Andrews and Nearby Attractions
- American Airpower Heritage Museum
- Lakeside Park
- Museum of the Southwest
- Monahans Sand Hills State Park
Things To Do In Andrews
Nearby museums include the American Airpower Heritage Museum, Ellen Noel Art Museum, and the Museum of the Southwest. People may visit Lakeside Park and Monahans Sand Hills State Park for outdoor recreation. The Andrews County Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf. The city also has numerous community parks, picnic and playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and athletic fields. Opportunities for swimming and fishing are available at City Lake. Fall Fiesta and Bluegrass Festival are two of the local festivals of Andrews.
Midland International Airport is nearby.
Andrews Higher Education
Colleges in the city are Odessa College and University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Other colleges nearby are The College of the Southwest, Midland College, and New Mexico Junior College.