There are TWO towns named Rankin Texas. The larger of the two is the seat of Upton County, south of Midland on Hwy 349 at US 67.
In West Texas, the dryest area of the state, Rankin is in the southeast part of the county on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway route.
Oil, sheep, and cattle continue to be the base of the local economy.
Recreation in Upton County includes scenic drives, with the established Wind Energy Project, and visits to the famous "Yates Hotel" Museum and the Mendoza Trail Museum. There are ample opportunities for hunting, which include dove, quail, white-tail and mule deer.
The river nearest to Rankin is the Pecos River.
Use the following link to see the Online Highways page for the second and smaller of the two towns, Rankin.