Hwys 207 and 86
24 miles E of Tulia
35 miles N of Floydada
SE of Amarillo
NE of Lubbock
Population: 771 (2000) 779 (1990)
County population: about 2,000
spectacular view off the "caprock" into canyonlands and distant valleys.|
courtesy Eric Blackwell, November 2006
According to the
Texas Travel Guide, Hwy 86 and 207 North are noted for being scenic drives.
between Silverton and Claude crosses Palo Duro
and Tule Canyons. See Palo
Duro Canyon State Park
256 reveals the Eastern edge of the Great Plains in a dramatic change in altitude.Lake
10 miles Northwest of Silverton via Hwy 86 brings you to Tule
Canyon and the 900 acre lake. RV Hookups and fishing.
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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...."
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.
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