County Offices
100 W. Washington Street
Stephenville 254-965-1482

Chamber of Commerce
187 West Washington
Stephenville 254-965-5313

Located on the upper Bosque River Valley in central Texas, Erath County has preserved its agricultural heritage, ranking first in dairy cow numbers and production for the state. The county seat of Stephenville serves as the hub of activity and services, home to Tarleton State University or TSU. Public and private schools provide a quality education for area youth, while TSU serves as the educational and cultural center of the Cross Timbers region and surrounding areas. Boasting the only planetarium in the Texas A&M University System, TSU is distinguished as the largest non-land grand agricultural university in the nation.

State-of-the-art healthcare facilities and services are available locally at Harris Methodist Erath County, a 98-bed hospital in Stephenville. Specialties include internal medicine, women’s and infants services, pediatrics, cardiology, general surgery, orthopedics, ear-nose-throat, ophthalmolgoy, urology, radiology, lithotripsy, sports/industrial rehab, physical therapy, nuclear medicine, CT scanning and MRI. Advanced surgical procedures include laproscopic and laser techniques. Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic provides a multi-specialty group practice with a staff that combines physicians, physicians assistant, nurse practitioners, and a dietitian.

Home to several Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of smaller businesses, a major state university campus, and a full-service hospital, the county seat of Stephenville is the undisputed center of activity in Erath County. New residents are invited to explore the city’s “Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame,” recognizing the significance of the Western heritage that plays an integral role in the community and the surrounding area. The presence of the Tarleton State University campus with its first-rate resources enriches the quality of life by adding opportunities for athletic activities, musical concerts, live stage performances, guest artists and speakers, and other special events. The university’s planetarium is the only attraction of its kind in the entire university system, offering public shows on a regular basis.

Recreational amenities and opportunities are abundant and diverse, including lush parks, three area lakes, country clubs, fitness and health centers, golf courses, theaters, tennis courts, an indoor rodeo arena, and a wide spectrum of sports fields and courts. Hiking, biking, camping, boating, hunting, fishing, water sports, and off-roading are just a few of the outdoor adventures available close to home or just a few minutes drive from home. Those who appreciate the taste of Dr. Pepper will want to visit Dublin, the community with a colorful Irish heritage and the oldest Dr. Pepper plant in the nation. From its historic legacy to modern services and kaleidoscope of residential environments, Erath County will be welcoming even more new businesses and residential development in the coming decades.

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The small town of Dublin is primarily known for dairy farming and peanut crops, but this hometown to approximately 4,000 residents also boasts the oldest Dr.Pepper bottling plant in the nation. Visitors join local residents in celebrating colorful events like the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Festival or the Dr. Pepper Days Festival. Recreational opportunities close to home include hunting, fishing, golfing, swimming, and water sports at the nearby Proctor Lake recreation complex. Wright’s Park showcases Dublin’s history in a relaxing setting, while City Park offers an oasis of greenery, a swimming pool, jogging path, picnic areas, tennis courts, and sports fields. Old-fashioned soda shops and quaint antique shops contrast with progressive amenities like the new community library in a town that preserves the best of the past while preparing for a bright future.

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Although Stephenville is home to less than 20,000 people, the city provides a balanced community with first-rate urban amenities and services. Leading the dairy industry, the local economy blends manufacturing with education, retail, and healthcare. Tarleton State University provides educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment as it serves nearly 7,000 students. Area schools produce exceptional scholars, musicians, and athletes who consistently reinforce Stephenville as a “City of Champions.” Stephenville was singled out by Norman Crampton as one of the best 100 small towns in America, blending a “cowboy capital” lifestyle with urban advantages for a desirable place to live, play, and work. Attractions include the largest private country and western club in the state, featuring everything from live bands and dancing to gospel singers. Horses, cows, a musical celebrity, or an occasional champion cowboy may share the city streets with local residents, enlivening the cityscape with a Western flavor.

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