History & Culture

Stephenville, the "Hometown of Texas"

Locals and visitors alike describe Stephenville as a place that "feels like home." The friendly faces and hospitality are qualities that are at the heart and culture of Stephenville. The expansive parks, vast recreational activities, local boutique shopping experiences, charming historic downtown, recognized restaurants and as well as our fine arts, agriculture and athletic opportunities all contribute to that wonderfully supportive, hometown Texas feel.

Building on a Legacy

The State of Texas recognized the importance of John M. Stephen's vision, and in 1856, Stephenville officially became the county seat of ERATH County. This momentous occasion marked the birth of a town that would go on to make history.

A legacy of growth and opportunity. Poised for businesses ready to expand through lower costs and higher quality products, or for families ready to flourish in good schools and neighborhoods. Modern day Stephenville combines small town friendliness and ease with leading edge learning while putting the metro amenities of Forth Worth just an easy hour’s drive away. No wonder Stephenville’s population has grown 30% in the last two decades.

For today’s global brands and global growth, the “Hometown of Texas” and "Cowboy Capital of the World" offers uniquely advantageous brands of life and work.