Vernon Real Estate
Vernon is the home of the Waggoner Ranch, the largest in Texas under one fence. WT Waggoner’s ranch still operates today, with business in petroleum, farming, horses and cattle. The horse business produces some of the best ranch horses in Texas, many from the Poco Bueno breeding that made the ranch famous in the quarter horse industry. Today, Poco Bueno is buried, according to E. Paul Waggoner’s wishes, standing on the corner of the ranch near the headquarters main entrance.
Vernon College, a 2-year community college, is located here and maintains a branch campus in Wichita Falls. Academic offerings include cosmetology, nursing, and vocational-technical programs. Athletically, Vernon College fields a women’s softball team, women’s volleyball team, men’s baseball team and a rodeo team. The rodeo team is consistently ranked high in the JUCO level of competition.
The Vernon Independent School District serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The district’s school campuses include three elementary schools (grades pre-kindergarten through 5), a middle school (grades 6-8) and Vernon High School, grades 9-12. The district also operates an alternative education program as well as an education program for juveniles of the Adolescent Forensic Program at North Texas State Hospital.
Vernon is located fifty miles northwest of Wichita Falls, Texas and approximate distances of approximately 160 to 180 miles from surrounding metropolitan areas including Amarillo, Abilene, Oklahoma City and the DFW Metroplex. The city is served by four U.S. Routes: 70, 183, 283, and 287.