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The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Fritch is approximately 2,335 (1990), 2117 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 958 (1990), 842 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fritch is 3.143 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fritch to Washington DC is 1412 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 430 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fritch is positioned 35.64 degrees north of the equator and 101.59 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
30 miles north of Amarillo off Highway 136. For thousands of years, people came to the red bluffs above the Canadian River for flint, vital to their existence. Prehistoric people needed good raw material for tools and weapons and Alibates Flint was some of the finest. Demand for the high quality, rainbow-hued flint is reflected in the distribution of Alibates Flint through the Great Plains and beyond. Today this area is protected by the National Park Service and is the only National Monument in Texas. The monument can only be viewed by ranger-led guided tours. Tours are offered by reservation only, please give us plenty of time to arrange a tour. Call the park at (806) 857-3151. No fees charged. Headquarters is closed on weekends and holidays. For information, contact park headquarters at (806) 857-3151, PO Box 1460, Fritch, TX, 79036

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
38 miles northeast of Amarillo, on Hwy 136 and U.S. 87. Contrasting spectacularly with its surroundings, Lake Meredith lies on the dry windswept High Plains of the Texas Panhandle in a region known as the Llano Estacado, or Staked Plain. Through this plain, as flat as any surface in the world, the Canadian River has cut and re-cut 200-foot canyons called breaks. Sanford Dam created Lake Meredith on the Canadian River and now fills many of the breaks whose walls are crowned with white dolomite caprock, scenic buttes, pinnacles, and red-brown, wind eroded coves. The 14-mile long lake offers boating, water skiing, sailing, swimming, fishing, camping, scuba diving, and is considered a wonderful training area for wind surfers. The National Park Service administers the recreation area under a cooperative agreement with Bureau of Reclamation. Lake Meredith serves the area as popular water recreation area. For information, contact park headquarters at (806) 857-3151
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