Just 12 miles southeast of Temple, Texas, lies Rogers, Texas. Located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 190 and State Highways, 1,113 Texans call this town their home.
The town was named after John D. Rogers of Galveston. He was the director of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway. Despite the town not being incorporated until 1899, the history of Rogers dates back to prior to 1884. By 1884 Rogers established a post office, cotton gin, three churches, and 25 businesses that were supported by a population of 150.
In 1899, James D. King became the town mayor after the city became incorporated. As Rogers grew, so did the town’s economics. By 1918, cotton and cattle became the area’s main business and shipped more cotton than any other town in the state.
Although tiny in size, this Texas town is one to experience.
Locals stand next to the fact that Los Dos Laredos is the Mexican restaurant to try! This establishment makes breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you definitely have plenty of options to choose from!
For dessert, make sure to head on over to Rogers Donuts for some delicious sweets.
Bee lovers (and honey lovers) have access to Walker Honey Farm Store! This honey farm began in 1930 as a way to feed G. C. Clint Walker, Sr., and his family during the Great Depression. Today, the farm produces much more than honey and has a shop available for visitors filled with honey-themed items like beeswax soaps, candles, creamed honey, and craft meads and wines.
Walker Honey Farm also has a great winery, Dancing Bee Winery, where each wine is handcrafted with honey that’s grown on the farm. Visitors are welcome to try an array of wines like Citrus Tango, Strawberry Rosé, and Cyser Apple Melomel.