Church in the Mountains

Pastor: Eric (Skeet) Boyd
Sunday Services: 10am
Wednesday Services: 6:30pm

Non-denominational
Prayer Chapel at church open daily

Phone: (432) 426-3553
Address: 100 Davis Street, Fort Davis

Club Fort Davis After School Program

Non-profit organization that provides a supervised, structured after school setting for students who attend Dirks Anderson Elementary School. At the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis. Contact Dr. James Carroll @ james@fdumc.org or gretchen@fdumc.org for more information.

Club Fort Davis also sponsors the Missoula Children’s Theatre, a traveling theater production, which comes to Fort Davis in June each year. For Missoula Children’s Theatre information, contact Lisa Gordon by phone: (432)249-0658 or email: fortdavislisa@gmail.com

Phone: (432) 426-3802
Email: librarian426@sbcglobal.net
Address: 100 Memorial Square, Fort Davis

First Davis Baptist Church

Pastor: Terrell O’Brien, Music: Karen Rinehart
Sundays
Sunday School: 9:45am
Morning Worship: 11:00am
WHIRL Youth Group: 6:30pm
Evening Worship: 6:30pm
Wednesdays
Prayer Meeting: 6:30pm
WHIRL Youth Group: 6:30pm

Phone: (432) 426-3989
Email: fbcfortdavis@sbcglobal.net
Address: 111 Agave Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734

First United Methodist Church of Fort Davis

Pastor: Dr. James Carroll
Sunday Services:
Sunday School: 9:45am
Morning Worship: 11am
WHIRL Youth Group: 6am (at Baptist Church)
Youth Lunch/Bible Study: Tuesdays at Noon

“Maundy Thursday Service” (Thursday before Easter): 7pm
“Hanging of the Greens” (first Sunday in December): 7pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight/Communion: 7pm

Phone: (432) 426-3971
Email: admin@fdumc.org
Address: Front Street & Woodward, Fort Davis

Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County

Supplemental food distributed for qualified clients of Jeff Davis County. Also provides emergency food and school supplies. Food Distributions are 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 9am until 11am.

Website: www.foodpantry-jdc.org
Phone: (432) 426-3886
Email: info@foodpantry-jdc.org

Fort Davis Church of Christ

Pastor Gregory Meads
Sunday School: 10am
Worship Service: 11am & 6pm
Ladies Bible Study: 5pm
Wednesday evening Bible study: 7pm

Phone: (432) 249-1208
Address: State Street & 1st Street, Fort Davis

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis was an active military post from 1854 to 1891. It is one of the best surviving examples of a frontier military post in the Southwest. An entrance fee is charged at the Visitors’ Center.

The Fort Davis National Historic Site has four miles of hiking trails, including the section of trail that links to the Davis Mountains State Park. A map is available at the visitor’s center. The trails mostly climb through the striking rock formations of Sleeping Lion Mountain, with splendid vistas as the trail climbs. Interpretive signs along some trails identify vegetation and other natural features.

Hours: 8am to 5pm

Closed on the following days:
Christmas Day – December 25
New Years Day – January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed – Third Monday in January
Thanksgiving Day – Last Thursday in November

Website: www.nps.gov/foda
Phone: (432) 426-3224
Physical Address: 101 Lt. Flipper Dr. , Fort Davis
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1379 , Fort Davis , TX 79734

Friends of Jeff Davis County Library

A volunteer organization that endeavors to make Jeff Davis County Library an increasingly important asset by encouraging greater public awareness, use, and support of the library and by assisting the librarian and staff in improving services and facilities.

FJDCL presents fun events open to the community including the “Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party,” poetry readings, book signings, educational programs, and an annual holiday chamber music concert. FJDCL collaborates with the Sul Ross Theatre Program to offer the delightful Shakespearean themed event. Local and visiting poets and authors contribute to other programs.

FJDCL is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning through annual scholarship awards to graduating seniors in Jeff Davis County. Graduates may apply their scholarship to their chosen educational path.

Jeanine Bishop, President

Website: friendsjdcl.org
Phone: (432) 249-1024
Address: P.O. Box 425, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Friends of the Fort Davis National Historic Site

The Friends of Fort Davis National Historic Site is a group of citizens whose goal is to work in partnership with the National Park Service. We strive to improve the facilities, fund furnishings and displays, support living history events that tell the story of the role that the Fort Davis Army Post played in the settling of the American western frontier.

Visit our Facebook page.

Website: www.fofdnhs.org
Phone: (432) 426-3224
Address: PO Box 1023, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Girl Scouts Of The Permian Basin

Grand Companions Humane Society

Established in 1993, the Humane Society strives to locate good homes for animals, educate the public about humane treatment of animals, assist in the spaying/neutering, placement/adoption of pets, as well as provide foster care. The Society holds annual events, baked goods/holiday card sales and Adopt-a-Highway projects.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: call for appointment

Visit our Facebook page.

Website: www.grandcompanions.org
Phone: (432) 426-3724
Email: info@grandcompanions.org
Physical Address: 701 Compromise St., Fort Davis
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1156, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Jeff Davis County Library

Located in Memorial Square, Fort Davis, TX

Monday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Phone: 432-426-3802
Address: PO Box 1054, Fort Davis, TX 79734

McDonald Observatory

The observatory’s three largest instruments are the 362″ Hobby-Eberly telescope on 6,600-foot Mount Fowlkes, the 107″ Harlan J. Smith and 82″ Otto Struve telescopes located on 6,800-foot Mt. Locke. The observatory is located just 17 miles from Fort Davis on Texas Highway 118 and under one of the darkest night skies of any major observatory in the continental United States.

Operated by the University of Texas at Austin, the observatory has several large research telescopes and hosts astronomers from around the world. Self-guided tours are possible from 10am to 5:30pm. Solar Viewing sessions are conducted twice daily at 11am and 2pm. (reservations are strongly encouraged) Daily tours follow Solar Viewing.

The observatory has evening Star Parties on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays which are led by knowledgeable staffers. (reservations are required) A star party showcases interesting stars, planets and other astronomical objects including live views through telescopes from 8 to 24 inches in size. The observatory is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Bring a jacket, since the mountain air cools quickly.

A gift shop featuring astronomy related merchandise and the StarDate Cafe are located in the visitor’s center. Accurate information for opening hours and tours can be found at mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors

Click here for the Astronomy picture of the day!

Website: mcdonaldobservatory.org
Phone: (432) 426-3640
Toll Free: (877) 984-7827

Overland Trail Museum

The museum is located on the historic San Antonio-El Paso Road/Southern Overland Trail. It contains many unique and varied displays depicting early life in the West including the original Valentine Post Office and telephone switchboard, early medical paraphernalia, a restored pioneer settlers kitchen, an original curling machine, and numerous early photographs of pioneer settlers and buildings. The Museum is owned and operated by The Fort Davis Historical Society. Donations Accepted.

Hours: 1pm to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. Closed December, January and February. Educational programs and guided tours available. Special tours may be arranged by contacting Pat Draheim (432) 426-3404.

Website: www.fortdavishistoricalsociety.com/things-to-do-in-fort-davis
Phone: (432) 426-3404
Physical Address: 511 N. Fort St. , (and 3rd St.), Fort Davis, TX 79734
Mailing Address: PO Box 233, Fort Davis, TX 79734

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Pastor Edilberto “Beto” Lopez
PO Box 787, Fort Davis, TX 79734

Sunday Mass: 9am
Church open to public: 8am-5pm daily

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair held on the Saturday
after Thanksgiving

Please contact Our Lady of Peace at (432) 837-3304

Visit our Facebook page.

Physical Address: State St, Fort Davis, TX
Mailing Address: Our Lady of Peace, 406 S. 6th St, Alpine, TX 79830, (432) 837-3304

The Nature Conservancy of Texas

About 10 miles north of the McDonald Observatory on Hwy 118 North (Davis Mountains Preserve). A non-profit wildlife conservation organization, using science-based research and a non-confrontational approach to protect the unique diversity of animals and plants native to our state. The Madera Canyon Trail adjacent to the Lawrence E. Wood Picnic Area is open from dawn to dusk year-round.

Visit our Facebook page.

Website: www.nature.org
Phone: (432) 426-2390

IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES:

Alpine Chamber of Commerce

Visitor Center for Alpine, Texas, 26 miles south of Fort Davis.

Website: www.alpinetexas.com
Phone: (432) 837-2326
Toll Free: (800) 561-3712
Email: info@alpinetexas.com
Address: 106 N. 3rd St., Alpine, TX 79830

Marathon Chamber of Commerce

ROMP (Responsible Ownership of Marfa Pets)

We are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides free spay and neuter options and community education programs. Our base of operations is in Marfa, Texas. Our goal is to make spay and neuter a humanely acceptable and viable means to reduce pet overpopulation, suffering and homelessness.

“Stop Pet Overpopulation Today” (SPOT), our targeted low-income spay/neuter program, subsidizes the surgery provided by local area veterinary clinics to pets of qualified residents in Presidio, Jeff Davis, Brewster and Culberson Counties.

“ROMP in the Classroom” brings humane education to elementary school children.

Visit our Facebook page.

Website: www.rompmarfa.org
Phone: (432) 363-4738
Email: info@rompmarfa.org
Address: P.O. Box 1456, Marfa, TX 79843