As the Colorado and Santa Fe Railway began to expand in 1885, the town of Lometa was founded. Lometa became a new beginning for Senterfitt, Texas, as founding town settlers deemed Lometa would not be as wild, thus, never allowed a saloon to be built in the area.
The following year in 1886, executor of the estate Frank Longfield deeded the right-of-way to the railroad that allowed 200 acres of the land to become the official townsite.
This small town is home to 888 individuals, per the 2020 U.S. Census.
Locals and visitors alike will tell you L&B Roadhouse BBQ is a must. But, if you’re in the mood for a local diner, Rocking K Cafe is the place for you.
Lometa Regional Park is a one-stop park for a variety of outdoor fun! The 88-acre park is the destination for picnics, camping, fishing, and walking.
The Lometa Reservoir showcases the impact the Sante Fe Railway Co. had on the developing town in the 1800s. Water from the reservoir was used regularly for steam locomotives. On the outskirts of town, lies the original town of Senterfitt that can still be visited today.
Arts & Entertainment
Lometa has plenty of annual festivals for everyone like the rodeo, car shows, and the Diamondback Jubilee. Adults can check out the Stoneledge Winery & Vineyard or Fiesta Winery for a day out with friends!