Dickens County, at one time headquarters for a cattle empire all its own, is still cattle country. The area features a beautiful rustic setting against the base of red cedar hills that offers a cozy mountainous atmosphere. The broken terrain is surfaced by sandy, chocolate and red soils, and Croton and Duck creeks drain the county. The flat northwest part of Dickens County known for large cotton fields is above the Caprock on the Llano Estacado, and the rest, with rolling terrain, is situated below.
Windmills are a characteristic landscape feature throughout the county. Whitetail and mule deer, quail, dove, coyotes, bobcats, feral hogs, and rattlesnakes are natural wildlife and provide for excellent hunting experiences. Wildflowers are abundant during the spring months.
The city of Spur is proud of its 13 area parks; the largest is Swenson Park with a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, baseball field, basketball and volleyball courts, rodeo arena, exhibition barn, and picnic area with grills and large covered pavilions. The World’s Largest Spur was constructed to celebrate Spur’s 100th birthday, and it provides a great photography background.
Dickens Springs is a “must” experience where nature rests undisturbed. The Dickens County Jail and Dickens County Courthouse are both listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Dickens County boasts the greatest sunrises and sunsets all through the year, and thousands of stars are visible at night far removed from city lights. Come visit us in Dickens County where the people are warm and friendly and move at a little slower pace. – County Judge Lesa Arnold