Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Sanderson: Terrell County Memorial Museum

Originally the early 20th century home of the pioneering Lemons family, the museum retells family and county history through original furnishings and memorabilia. One exhibit notes the local airstrip from which famous aviator Jimmy Doolittle flew patrols along the Mexican border in the 1910s. An unusual artifact is the so-called “Wolf Gun,” patented by local sheriff J. J. Nance to control sheep predators.


  • 200 Mansfield
  • Sanderson, Texas
  • 79848


Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment

  • Free