Established in 1939 and named by an oil company. It was incorporated in 1940 during the height of the oil boom. Today, the city is a center for industry and agriculture in Yoakum County. Cotton, sorghum, peanuts, wheat and other grains as well as beef cattle are an important part of the economy.

RV campsites available, for a fee, at Yoakum County Park.


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