The boundries of the area was created from Bexar district by an act of the 15th Legislature in 1876. The location
was named for General Horace Randal who attained the rank during
the Civil War. It wasn't until June 29, 1889 that it was recognized
and on July 27, 1889 the citizens elected their commissioners.
There is an estimated population of 104,379. It is mainly
a farming and ranching community. An Independent School District covers
the entire area, which provides excellent education.
is a wonderful place to live and raise your kids. It is clean, quiet,
and a low crime rate.
Thirteen miles southeast of town is Palo Duro Canyon, a popular
tourist attraction. It was formally opened in 1931 and is under the control
of the Parks and Wildlife Commission. It is a beautiful place to
come and visit, for camping, hiking and horesback riding.
During the summer
(mid June through mid August) a famous play is performed in
the outdoor amphitheatre.
Old Towns Include: