Amarillo has an interesting history dating back to the 1800's.

Not being from Amarillo, I don't know a lot about its history. Even if you are from Amarillo, you might not know how the city got its start.

Here are a few things I found on a timeline at

1887 - In November, the first Post Office was opened and Robert M. Moore was the Postmaster.

1888 - The first District Court was established.

1888 - Mayvi Amarillo Cornelius was the first recorded child born in Amarillo.

1889 - The first hotel, The Amarillo Hotel, was built by Henry Sanborn.

1890 - The first city park was established and called Ellwood.

1892 - Amarillo National Bank was established.

1892 - Warren Wetsel was elected as the first mayor of Amarillo.

1894 - Amarillo High School held its first graduation. These graduates would be around 140 years old today.

Check out the full list of other historic moments here in Amarillo, Texas click here.