The county of Scurry, located west of the Texas state, was established in 1876 and organized in 1884. It was named after William Scurry, a Confederate general. This county has been economically dependent on its agriculture, oil, and manufacturing industries; cotton, wheat, cattle, and hay were its major agricultural products. It also features some of the most interesting historical and recreational sites from the Towle Memorial Park to the Lake J.B Thomas Reservoir. It also hosts White Buffalo Days and Bikefest every October, and its county seat, home to the famous Western Texas College, celebrates Western Swing Days every June. Barbecue smokehouses, pizza places, and comfort food joints, along with local Tex-Mex restaurants dominate this area.