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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 and historic 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, rural communities, and tree-shaded rivers and creeks flowing through hills and valleys. Agriculture continues to play a major role in the economy of the County; but a full range of retail businesses, specialty shops, 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 sportsmen to Hamilton from early September through early spring. Small game hunting abounds for rabbit, fox, squirrel, bobcat, and raccoon. The annual Hamilton County Dove Festival celebrates dove hunting season with a city-wide event reminiscent of an old-fashioned county fair and rodeo. Held the last weekend in October, 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:

  • Hamilton Public Library, with over 20,000 books plus interlibrary loans, periodicals and multiple computers for internet access;
  • Broadband wireless internet access anywhere on the square;
  • Circle T Arena, 3 acres under roof for rodeo events, retail shops, dining, and dancing
16 down-home reasons you’ll love Hamilton, Texas:
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