Cactus Capital Flowers, showing a small example of the flora of Terrell County Texas.


Pool closes for year on July 26, 2018.
last day to swim in 2018.

Something to do in Terrell County Texas

history at the Terrell county Museum
Here are some articles on Terrell County history you may find interesting:

Cactus Capital of Texas

Resecheduled to July 18 through August 8

The 1.7 mile Cactus Capital Hiking Trail winds around the hills northwest of Sanderson to give a magnificent bird’s-eye view of our little valley. The trail begins with a kiosk and visitor information at the corner of 1st and Mansfield Street. Following a white line painted on the street, the entrance to the trail proper is at School and Mansfield, at the foot of Old Baldy, also humorously known as Hominy Hill. Climbing up from the valley floor one is afforded a spectacular view of Sanderson and the Terrell County Eagle Stadium. Then the trail descends to the Eagle track field, crosses the canyon and back up to the mountain top for another spectacular view. The trail ends at the foot of Javelina Hill just off Wilson and Pine. Along the way, small signs identify the unique flora found in our county. Park benches are spotted at intervals for those needing a breather. Hikers must bring water with them...there is no water on the trail. Public restrooms may be found at the Terrell County Courthouse or the Terrell County Visitor Center at 2nd and Oak (Hwy. 90.)

The trail was provided as part of a parks improvement program funded in part by a $180,000 matching grant from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife and by a half-cent venue tax approved by Terrell County voters in 2000. Crews from American YouthWorks of Austin, an AmeriCorps program for youths and young adults, created the trail in 2007. 

Pool closes for year on July 26, 2018.
last day to swim in 2018.

The Sanderson Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting a wonderful life style with clean air, best-tasting water, striking desert panoramas and the sounds and sights of nature around you. If you enjoy these things, we invite you to come and discover a better way to live. Come visit, open your own business, or vacation in our area and see for yourself.

Welcome to Sanderson, Terrell County, Texas


to the

Big Bend

Coming up...

Chamber Meeting ~ Last Tuesday ~ 12:00pm
 Terrell County Convention Center
P.O. Box 734 ~ Sanderson, TX 79848

terrell county swimming pool is open - july 26 is last day of operation

1st Tuesday Senior Meal @ First Baptist Church - Call Kelli at 254-485-2876 for info​​

July 16 - backyard gardening - TX A&M Agrilife Extension - 12-1 PM @ Community Building

july 18-Aug. 8 - Summer Reading Program, Wednesdays @ Terrell County Public Library (rescheduled) - call 345-2294 for details

July 23 - backyard management for songbirds pt. 1 - TX A&M Agrilife Extension - 12-1 PM @ Community Building
​july 27-28 - St. James Festival - St. james church and hall

July 28 - Independence Creek-Nature Conservancy open preserve day - public is invited

July 30 - backyard management for songbirds pt. 2 - TX A&M Agrilife Extension - 12-1 PM @ Community Building
aUGUST 1, 2, 3 - EAGLES mINI-cHEER cAMP @ sjhs

​August 6-14 - Teacher Professional Development - TCISD

August 7 - Senior Meal @ First Baptist church  - 12-1 pm @ First Baptist Fellowship Hall
August 15 - First Day of School - TCISD 

2018-2019 TCISD Calendar

History at Terrell County Museum

Wildlife Education Classes offered online.  Click here

Spring is a good time for hiking in Terrell County

cactus CAPITAL FLOWER slide show

Services in Terrell County - phone numbers

Lodging in Terrell County

​   Budget Inn   (432) 345-2541 
   Canyons RV Park   (432) 345-2916
   Chandler Ranch   (713) 703-6615 
   Desert Air Motel   (432) 360-3843 
   Dos Lobos Residential Apartments   (281) 467-6027
   Granny’s Guest House   (432) 345-2949
   Outback Oasis Motel   (432) 345-2850    1-888-466-8822 
   Roadrunner RV Park   (512) 350-4685   

   airbnb for sanderson

Sanderson Chamber of Commerce