Area Attractions
Gordon Community Library & Museum
The Gordon Community Library & Museum is a public library serving the people of Gordon and surrounding communities, located a block south of the main business district in historic Gordon, Texas. The purpose of Gordon Community Library & Museum is to provide free library services for the people of southwest Palo Pinto county. We also aim to provide a place to exhibit historical and cultural artifacts native to the area as well as a place where small groups can meet.

Historic Downtown District
Visit the historic downtown Gordon brick district. The buildings were built around 1900 and today house several modern businesses. Gordon is home to the oldest operating Ford dealership in Texas, which began in 1910. Other town businesses include a bank, cafe, clinic, hardware store, clothing resale shop, graphic design and print shop, and bakery (just to name a few). Come see what Gordon has to offer!

W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas
The W.K. Gordon Center is a museum and research facility of Tarleton State University. The museum's exhibits focus on telling the story of the company town of Thurber, Texas that existed from the 1880's to the 1930's.

Lake Palo Pinto
Breathtaking Lake Palo Pinto is on Palo Pinto Creek in the Brazos River basin eight miles northeast of Gordon. The lake was officially opened on November 13, 1965 and has a surface area of 2,661 acres. The drainage area above the dam is 471 square miles. The lake is surrounded by very large hills and a scenic drive. Lake Palo Pinto is a great recreational spot for water sports as well as fishing.


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