STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS




Co-coordinators: Tim Seawolf-Self and Barbara Peck

Historian: Charles Wyly 
(1929 - 2012)


Brief Overview

Stephenville, Texas is located almost in the middle of Erath County.  Founded
in the 1860s by John M. Stephen, the area was named by its owner since
he owned all of Erath County at the time and had donated the land for the
first courthouse.

There are over 15,000 residents in Stephenville.  The economy is largely
centered around agriculture as it was in the days of its early settlers. 
Many families are engaged in dairy farming, the chief industry of Erath
County.  Other industries ranging from textiles to meat packing
flourish here as well.

Stephenville is the home of Tarleton State University, a well-known
liberal arts institution of higher education.  The University is said
to be the largest employer in Stephenville.

Stephenville's celebrities are:  bandleader Milton Brown;  heart
surgeon Dr. Bud Fraiser;  and seven-time world all-around
Rodeo champion Ty Murray.  Although he was born
in Arizona, he now makes his home in Stephenville.


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WYLY'S WISDOM
by Charles Wyly

A blog of random reminiscences of the past and the present in Dublin and Stephenville
To read earlier reminiscences by Mr. Wyly, please go to
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search?aop


LINKS

THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO
CHARLES AUGUSTINE WYLY
(Jan. 28, 1929 - Dec. 11, 2012)
 

OTHER
INTERESTING
PLACES

Stephenville Chamber of Commerce
Address: 187 W. Washington, PO Box 396
   Stephenville, TX 76401
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Phone:  (254) 965-5313
Fax:  (254) 965-3814
The Stephenville Museum
Address:  525 E. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone:  (254) 965-5800
Erath County Court House
Address:  Corner of Graham and W. Washington
    Stephenville, TX
Phone:  (254) 965-1482
Thompson Gallery of Original Art
Address:  270 N. Belknap Ave., Stephenville, TX
    76401
 
Phone:  (254) 965-7500
Stephenville Public Library
Address:  174 N. Columbia Street, Stephenville, TX
Phone:  (254) 181-1240

Stephenville City Park
Address: 378 W. Long, Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone(254) 918-1260/(254) 918-1299
Stephenville City Hall
Address: 1907 E. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone:  (254) 918-1221
Stephenville Superintendent of Schools
Address:  2655 W. Overhill, Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone:  (254) 968-7990
Fax: (254) 968-5942
Stephenville Empire Tribune
Address: 590 S. Loop, PO Box  958, Stephenville, TX
     76401
Phone:  (254) 965-3124
Fax: (254) 965-4269



WE NEED CONTRIBUTORS AND VOLUNTEERS

Please contribute documents and photographs of Dublin people and places
We would welcome volunteers who could transcribe census records, obituaries,
and other documents as well as doing lookups for visitors
Please contact us if you're interested


WE WOULD BE PLEASED
to accept surnames or queries specific to Stephenville.




c2006-2013 Tim Seawolf and Barbara Peck

This page last updated on September 18, 2013