Storm over Oldham County

Storm Over Oldham County

Incredible view of a storm at sunset over Oldham County.

Oldham County is one of 254 counties in Texas. It is a rural area. 14 ranches, most with absentee landowners, take up 800,000 acres of the county. Towns within the county are Vega, the county seat, Adrian, Wildorado and Boys Ranch. Boys Ranch is home to approximately 215 youth and 75 adult staff.

Drive into Vega, Texas from any direction and you are on historic ground. From the north, you cross land once traversed by Kiowas and Comanche Indians, and settled by pioneers. Old Tascosa which is located on the Boys Ranch campus in north Oldham County lays claim to the wild, wild west with such infamous residents as Billy the Kid. From east or west you track the Spanish explorer Coronado. Today, these routes are major highways 385 and Interstate 40. Old Route 66 runs through the county from Wildorado to Adrian with Oldham County as the “Mid-point” attracting many Route 66 tourists.

Reprinted from AgriLife | Photographer unknown