In 1902, a man by the name of Mr. Ellwood owned an impressive 262,000 acres. He developed it into Spade Ranch. At the time, it was the most productive business within a hundred miles. He decided that it wasn't enough. He wanted a legacy, so he created one. He slowly started to sell off the land until in 1925 there was enough to become a city. He named it Smyer, Texas after a railroad superintendent that helped to put the city on the rail line stop map. The tiny town relied on the community leaders to develop it into what it is now: a peaceful small town that believes in hard work.
There are about five historic spots that you can visit with your dog here. The old rail line is no longer in use, but you can still see the remnants and learn the history. The most interesting part of this rail line is that it wasn't a big stop; it mainly transported supplies and visitors.
The school system has always been strong. You can see the old school house and learn about how the classes have evolved. Stop by the library to learn more about the history. They allow dogs to join you on a case-by-case basis. This small town is nice spot to come and unwind. You can truly unplug and enjoy a slower pace of life, but you won't find very many Fido-friendly amenities. There are more things to do with your four-legged friend outside the city.