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301 16th. Street • Canyon , TX 79015 • Ph: (806) 655-5000 • Fx: (806) 655-5025

Canyon started in an area with a history rich in cattle and ranching. Colonel Charles Goodnight started the first ranch, the JA Ranch, in Northwest Texas in 1876, when he moved his herd from Colorado to Palo Duro Canyon. Goodnight gradually built the ranch to encompass more than one million acres and 100,000 head of cattle.

Canyon was founded on Christmas Day 1887, when cattle rancher Lincoln Guy Conner settled on the site. Conner purchased the land from the state of Texas for $3 per acre in 1888.

Conner laid out the town site and established his home as the general store and post office. The dream of the Conner's was to have a town of law abiding, religious and educated citizens. Their first act was to decide on a name for the town. Many suggested naming the town after Conner himself but Conner was modest and did not want that. It was then suggested to name the town after the nearby Palo Duro Canyon and Canyon City was formed.

Boards, Commissions, & Committees Overview

The City of Canyon has the following boards, commissions, and committees:

If you are interested in serving on one of our boards, commissions, or committees, fill out an application and submit online or deliver \ mail to:

City of Canyon
Attn: City Manager
301 16th St.
Canyon, TX 79015

City Commission Overview

The City of Canyon Commission consists of a Mayor and four Commissioners who are elected at large.

  • 5:30 pm
  • First and Third Monday of each month
  • City Hall, 301 16th St.
  • Occasional exceptions may be made, Please check the Calendar for more information.

Commission Agendas and Minutes
Agendas, Minutes and Legal Notices are available for viewing. Agendas will be posted 72 hours before the scheduled City of Canyon Commission meetings. Minutes will be posted once approved by the City Commission. Archives of Agendas and Minutes and Legal or Public Notices are maintained in the document center for 2 years.
301 16th St.
Canyon, TX 79015

Ph: (806) 655-5000
Fx: (806) 655-5025

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm




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