Archer County TX is a great rural community with wonderful working cattle ranches, dairy farms, and some of the best recreational hunting land in the state of Texas. The county seat is Archer City, Texas is, which is located 25 miles south of Wichita Falls and 106 miles northwest of Fort Worth at the junction of Texas Highway 79 and Texas Highway 25. There are a variety of attractions that will appeal to families throughout the town. The town features a restored courthouse, historical museum, as well as other family attractions including a city park and some of the best hunting in the area.
Archer City is a quaint Texas town with a small town feel and friendliness, and also offers some of the finer aspects of city life. The population is just under 2,000 people. Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMultry made Archer City famous in his novels, and Archer City was the scene for filming The Last Picture Show and Texasville. Ranching and Oil are the two major industries along with excellent hunting for deer, water fowl, and other wild game.
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Archer County has a rich history. “In 1874 the first American settler, Dr. R. O. Prideaux, originally from England, settled on the West Fork of the Trinity River in southeastern Archer County. . . In November 1879 farmers combined with the small ranchers in Archer County and presented a petition to the commissioners’ court of Clay County calling for the political organization of Archer County. Larger cattle interests, bitterly opposed to organization, protested and delayed the process, but in the spring of 1880 the court ordered an election. Archer County was organized on July 27 of that year.” – Texas State Historical Association