The county of Nolan, located in the west-central region of the Texas state, was established in 1876 and organized in 1881. It was named after Philip Nolan, one of the first American horse-traders who visited the state. This county features some of the best historical and recreational sites from the Roscoe Historical Museum and the National Wasp WWII Museum to the Oak Creek Lake and Lake Sweetwater. Nolan County is also home to Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up, where snake shows, rides, trade stalls, and food stalls are being showcased every March; this event has been featured on ESPN. Furthermore, barbecue smokehouses, seafood houses, food trucks, cafés, Mexican and Mediterranean restaurants serve this county.