Vernon, Texas • Community Data

*Average Land Price per Acre
Unimproved (near or within city limits) $ 800 – $ 5,000
Improved (near or within city limits) $ 20,000 – $ 60,000
*Commercial Lease Rates ($ per sq ft per  year)
Retail Average $2.49
Office Average $2.49
*Industrial Lease Rates ($ per sq ft per year)
Manufacturing Not Available
Warehouse/Distribution Not Available
*Typical Construction Costs ($ per sq ft)
(Building Only)
Commercial $50.00 – $85.00
Manufacturing $50.00 – $85.00
Warehouse/Distribution $50.00 – $85.00
*Estimated cost only – land and building price may vary depending on needs and location.
Site Location/Land Land Size (Acres) Suitable Uses Improvements
Vernon Industrial Park 50 acres Lt./Heavy Mftg. Utilities Available
Wilbarger County Airport/ 90 acres Lt./Heavy Mftg. Available (case by
Industrial Park           case analysis)
Major Employers
Company Name Category Employment
North Texas State MHMR Medical 1,115
Tyson/Wright Brands Foods, Inc. Food Processing 718
Vernon ISD Education 297
Wilbarger General Hospital Healthcare 170
Vernon College Community College 124
W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranching, Oil & Gas 130
City of Vernon Government 103
Wal-Mart, Inc. Retail 103
Wilbarger County Government 100
Rhodia, Inc. Guar Processing 91
American Electric Power Oklaunion Power Plant 83
 Mahard Egg Farm  Egg Production  70
United Supermarket Retail Grocery 63
Waggoner National Bank Banking 62
Santa Rosa Communications Telecommunications 57
Vernon Ford Dodge Auto Dealership  42
TX A&M Agricultural Research & Extension Center Agricultural Research 40
Herring Bank Banking 29
 Vernon Daily Record  Newspaper 20
Major Events / Festivals
Name of Event Approx. Date of Event
Doan’s May Picnic May
Santa Rosa Roundup May
Summer’s Last Blast August
Vernon Burnin Bike Ride & Road Race August
Cultural Fiesta November
“Christmas on the Western Trail” Lighted Christmas Parade December
Quality of Life
Public Parks 4
Public Swimming Pools 1
Public Tennis Courts 2
Football / Soccer / Baseball Fields 2
Golf Courses 1
Public Libraries Carnegie Public Library;
Theatres 1
Museums / Galleries Red River Valley Museum
Churches 44
Summers Last Blast

 TEST & TUNE CRUISE:  Test & tune your cruiser Friday night.  A free, open cruise along Vernon’s drag.  This is a great chance to meet your fellow cruisers and check out some of the BAD Street Machines, Rods, and Classics that ruled the streets.  Friday night is a must for Cruisers and on lookers alike.  NOSTALGIC CRUISE NIGHT:  Saturday night join The Vernon Street Machine & Classics Association as they sponsor a nostalgic cruise along one of the longest drags in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Relive the “GOLDEN DAYS” when true Muscle cars and Rods ruled the streets.   See 1500 of the most prestigious Classics, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Pro Streets and Antiques cruise in front of over 20,000 spectators that help make this Cruise one to remember for a lifetime.  Listen to the Rock and Roll Hits of the 50’s and 60’s from a live remote on the drag.  SOUTHERN REGIONAL SHOW COMPETITION:  Don’t miss the Show on  Sunday sponsored by The Street Machines & Classics Association.  Kick back in Roy Orbison Park to inspect over 300 Rods, Classics, Pro Streets, Muscle Cars, and Antique Autos as they compete for the Regions most sought after Trophies,  This is truly one of the toughest Car Shows in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.  Many compete but only a few drive off with Trophies.  So mark you calenders for the second weekend in August and experience these and all the other festivities!

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Motor Freight Carriers
Fed Ex
SAIA Motor Freight Line
Roadway Express
R&L Carriers
Central Freight Lines
Rail Service
Burlington – Santa Fe Railroad
Air Transportation
Nearest Airport Miles from Airport
Wilbarger County Airport 5
Location From Major Cities
Austin 281
Amarillo 161
Brownsville 579
Dallas 174
El Paso 443
Houston 380
Abilene 160
Wichita Falls 50
Lubbock 158
Oklahoma City 165
Major Markets in One Day Driving Radius
Amarillo, Texas 3 hrs. I-40, I-27
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 3 hrs. I-20, I-35, I-45
Abilene, TX 2.5 hrs. I-20
Wichita Falls, TX 1 hr. I-44
Oklahoma City, OK 2.5 hrs. I-35, I-40, I-44
Fixed Base Terminal Control 
Airport Name Location       Runway Length Operators Tower
Wilbarger County Vernon, TX            5100 Yes  Yes                No
Distance to Nearest Airport (miles)
General Aviation 5 Wilbarger County Airport
Regional/Commercial Airport 50 Wichita Falls, TX Municipal
Main or    Switching Frequency   Location of Nearest
Provider Branch Line       (days per week)   Intermodal  Facility
BNSF Main 12 Ft. Worth, TX
Number of Rail Carriers Serving Region
Regional 1 BNSF
National 2 BNSF & Union Pacific