Deeply rooted in cattle and agriculture, Hereford got its name from the Hereford Cattle that were brought to this country in 1898. Fed by two underground aquifers, Hereford has always been abundant in crops like wheat, corn, milo, alfalfa, and cotton. Hereford is known as the cattle capital of the world with its many feed yards. The dairy industry is also well established adding to a great feeding industry. 
Hereford and Deaf Smith County have all the essentials that go together to make up a prosperous and progressive center for business and industry in the great High Plains of Texas. To those who call the High Plains home, there is no better place to live. With its wide open spaces and unobstructed skyline, spectacular sunrises and sunsets create a photographer’s paradise. 
Modern facilities greatly enhance opportunities for activity. Golf, bowling, year-around swimming, rodeos, carnivals, and programs for children and adults alike, provide ample opportunities for activity and involvement. Civic organizations, churches, schools, professional associations, and the Chamber of Commerce will satisfy one’s appetite for volunteerism.
Location: At the crossroads of U.S. Hwy. 60 and U.S. Hwy. 385
Population: 14,745
Altitude: 3800 ft.
Annual mean temperature: 57 degrees
Average rainfall: 19.21 in.
Water sources: Ogalalla and Santa Rosa aquifers
Transportation: Hereford Municipal Airport 5400 ft. runway with VASI approach system, TNM& O Bus service, Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway, Panhandle Transit (inner city)
Parks: Dameron Park, Veterans Park and Aquatic Center Park.
Services: Volunteer Fire Department, Work Smart (business health), Ambulance, Sheriff Dept. City Police, Department Human Resources, U.S. Post Office, U.S. Agriculture Dept., Atmos Energy (gas), Xcel Energy (electricity), Deaf Smith Electric Co-op, West Texas Rural Telephone.
Medical: Hereford Regional Medical Center. Located in close proximity to Amarillo Medical Centers.
Local attractions: Deaf Smith County Museum, Deaf Smith County Library, E.B. Black House, Hereford YMCA Hereford Aquatic Center, Prisoner of War Camp, Spicer Gripp Roping Arena, Veterans of Foreign War building, Deaf Smith County Courthouse.
Regional Attractions: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Buffalo Lake Wildlife Refuge, American Quarter Horse Association,
Panhandle Plains Museum.