Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


Quanah Parker Trail arrow, Abernathy, July 4, 2013

In 1909, when local developers learned the Santa Fe Railroad would come through this part of Hale County, buildings were moved from the fledgling town of Bartonsite to Abernathy, including a two-story yellow hotel, a lumberyard, a blacksmith shop, and three or four residences. Today this town, with its historic Struve mercantile buildings lining a brightly colored Main Street, features boutiques and restaurants, as well as a Jamboree street festival every second Saturday.