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SILVERTON, TEXAS

Briscoe County Seat, Texas Panhandle

34 28' 17" N, 101 18' 17" W 34.471389, -101.304722

Hwys 207 and 86
27 miles E of Tulia
35 miles N of Floydada
76 miles SE of Amarillo
86 miles NE of Lubbock
Population: 658 Est. (2016)
731 (2010) 771 (2000) 779 (1990)
County population: about 2,000

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Silverton Tx - Mural of Canyon
Welcome to Silverton
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Silverton, Texas Topics:

  • Silverton History
  • Silverton Landmarks / Attractions & Photos
  • Scenic Drives
  • The Old Jail Museum - Former Brisco County Jail next page
  • Briscoe County Courthouse next page

  • Silverton History

    "... In August 1890 Thomas J. Braidfoot filed claim on the section of land that would later contain Silverton. He soon built a house in the area. In the spring of the following year he and his associates, most of whom had arrived from Della Plain in Floyd County, formed a townsite company. The name, submitted by his wife, was reportedly derived from the silvery reflections of the shallow lakes in the area...."
    From Handbook of Texas Online:
    H. Allen Anderson, "SILVERTON, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hls48), accessed November 21, 2010.

    Silverton Attraction & Landmarks

    Briscoe County Courthouse, Silverton, Texas
    Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 4-22-04
    Briscoe County Courthouse
    The old Briscoe County jail
    Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 4-22-04
    The Old Jail Museum - Former Brisco County Jail
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    On the courthouse square
    Silverton TX - Silverton United Methodist Church
    Silverton United Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2007
    More Texas Churches
    Silverton Tx - Mural of Deer
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Silverton Tx - Mural of Dress Shop
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Silverton Tx - Store Window Mural
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Silverton Tx - Mural of Windmill
    Grocery Windmill Mural
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    More Texas Murals
    Silverton Tx - Former Phillips 66 Station
    Former Phillips 66 Station
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    More Texas Gas Stations
    Silverton Tx - Mill Scale House
    Scale House
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Silverton Tx - Mill Scale House
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

    Caprock Canyon, view from Silverton, Texas
    A spectacular view off the "caprock" into canyonlands and distant valleys.
    Photo courtesy Eric Blackwell, November 2006
    Parks
  • Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway
        Quitaque Canyon Trail

  • Scenic Drives:

  • According to the Texas Travel Guide, Hwy 86 and 207 North are noted for being scenic drives.

  • The drive between Silverton and Claude crosses Palo Duro and Tule Canyons.
    See Palo Duro Canyon State Park

  • Hwy 256 reveals the Eastern edge of the Great Plains in a dramatic change in altitude.

  • Lake Mackenzie:
    10 miles Northwest of Silverton via Hwy 86 brings you to Tule Canyon and the 900 acre lake. RV Hookups and fishing.

  • Take a road trip

    Silverton, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Tulia | Floydada | Amarillo | Lubbock
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