Spirit of Hamilton
Sheltered in a pleasant valley of Pecan Creek, the City of Hamilton delights home folks and visitors alike with its scenic beauty every season of the year. Lovely trees, historic homes and buildings surround the majestic Hamilton County Courthouse, the center of life and commerce of the community.
Hamilton County, organized in 1858, boasts rolling prairies, cultivated farmlands, tree-shaded rivers and creeks flowing through hills and valleys as well as small, rural communities. Agriculture continues to play a major role in the economy of the County; but, in addition, a full range of retail businesses, specialty shops, some featuring locally produced merchandise, and professional offices flourish. The County produces limited oil, gas and gravel.
The City has 3 parks with a total of 60 acres. One of them, Pecan Creek Park, a linear greenbelt, meanders 10-blocks through downtown with 3 cameo recreational areas plus a swimming pool enjoyed by families and children. New to Hamilton is a sports complex with ballfields, playground, picnic areas and fun for the whole family. Perry Country Club is a private facility whose golf course and pool are open to members and their guests with non-resident golfers permitted to play golf on payment of a green fee.
Hamilton’s moderate climate affords the possibility of year-round fishing, boating and other water sports at City Lake, Cowhouse Creek, the Leon River and nearby Lake Proctor. Deer, quail, dove, duck and turkey hunting draws hunters to Hamilton from early September through early spring. Small game hunting for rabbit, fox, squirrel, bobcat and raccoon is also conveniently available. The annual Hamilton County Dove Festival celebrates the opening of dove season with a city-wide event reminiscent of an old-fashioned county fair and rodeo. Held in early September, the Dove Festival attracts about 5,000 visitors to Hamilton.
The highly acclaimed Hamilton Civic Theatre performs throughout year beginning in the spring and usually ending with a children’s pageant. Shows are held at the Ross Street Theater in Hamilton. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center houses exhibits, seminars, art and dance classes and more.
There are more than 40 active local civic organizations serving a variety of age groups, community needs, educational and recreational interests:
16 down-home reasons you’ll love Hamilton, Texas:
- Hamilton Public Library, with over 20,000 books plus interlibrary loans, periodicals and multiple computers for internet access;
- Texan movie theater featuring first run movies;
- Broadband wireless internet access anywhere on the square;
- Circle T Arena, 3 acres under roof for rodeo events, fine dining and dancing plus western retail
- homemade jelly left on your doorstep
- a breeze through an open window
- hummingbirds and Morning Glories
- playing hide and seek by moonlight
- strolls around the town square
- expansive vistas of rolling plains
- fireflies dancing across the yard
- rocking chairs on front porches
- storekeepers who know your name
- homegrown tomatoes to share
- frogs in your summer garden
- sunsets of gold and crimson
- high school marching bands
- winding country roads
- friendly, caring people
- room to fly a kite