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Welcome to Pecos, Texas!

Hello from Pecos, Texas! Visit one of the fastest growing small cities in America (Forbes Magazine) and enjoy true Texas hospitality as you meet some of the friendliest and helpful people anywhere!

Where is Pecos? Pecos is in far West Texas 75 miles west of Odessa and 200 miles east of El Paso on Interstate 20 and centrally located to just about everything! Day or weekend trips include going to the mountains, lakes, sand dunes, or the desert. Explore caves and caverns, hike in the mountains, ride and play on sand dunes, take a scenic drive to the McDonald Observatory, or camp at Balmorhea State Park and enjoy some birding and a spring fed swimming experience as well as terrific scuba diving!

Pecos is the county seat of Reeves County and covers more than 2,600 square miles of West Texas - larger than the states of Delaware and New Hampshire combined! So, there's plenty of room to roam and plenty of room to grow... a family and/or a business.

As with most of the settlements in far West Texas, Pecos is truly rich in history and rich with good folks ready to share that history with an invitation to visit. While in Pecos visit our historic Main Street area and our famous West of the Pecos Museum in the restored 19th century three story Orient Hotel. Next door is the Number 11 Saloon which has a bullet hole in the floor from a long ago gunfight reminding us of the true beginnings of our community which is steeped in rich cultural history.

Steps away visit the Pecos Chamber of Commerce/CVB located in the old 1911 Texas Pacific railroad depot which also houses the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame or just down the street visit the awesome Memory Lane Car Museum. A new baseball complex is underway for our community that will host all levels of tournaments for kids of all ages and a new splash park is being planned as well!

Visit the last week of June for the West of the Pecos Rodeo known as the "World's First Rodeo" which began in 1883 and features the best of the best cowboys and cowgirls vying for top honors. Visit in July and August and experience some of the sweetest cantaloupes ever that Pecos is famous for.

Pecos is part of the Delaware Basin and our county (Reeves County) is one of the most active in the number of working oil rigs in Texas and the United States. This is providing many more job opportunities in our area.

Looking for a community in which to raise your family? Check out Pecos and the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District - home of the Fighting Eagles and the Mighty Eagle Band! Many great things are happening in the PBT ISD - check them out!

Reeves County Hospital District and the Pecos Valley Rural Health Clinic are ready to serve your healthcare needs. Many services are available at the Hospital District including laboratory, radiology, mammography, ultrasound, obstetrics, gynecology, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, wound care, surgery, ICU, emergency department, and dialysis. Twelve providers including physicians, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are located in the Pecos Valley Rural Health Clinic just across the street from the hospital's emergency room.

Visit Pecos for a day, weekend, or even a week or two. At the end of the day relax and enjoy our extraordinary sunsets and you just might find yourself staying longer than you planned!

See you soon!

Local Attractions

The Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame
West of the Pecos Museum

Schools

Pecos-Barstow-Toyah

Regional Colleges/Universities

Sul Ross State University
Odessa College

Additional Links

The Pecos Enterprise Newspaper
KPTX Radio Station
Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce

Demographics/Statistics

Pecos, Texas Demographics
Pecos Population and Demographics