Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Strawn: Zim's

A historic Zim's building just north of Strawn, now open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for a farmers market and craft market. There are home grown veggies, hand made pottery, and Lovett's Last Stand Bread. You may come bring things to sell or trade! 

Refreshments available. 

The pottery being sold is the world famous Coldpiece Pottery. The product is hand made to the hightest standers by caftsment using traditional methods and materials. Each pottery piece with candle is made with beeseax to an origional recipe with pure and blended plant and flower extracts. 


  • 10900 Highway 16
  • Strawn, Texas
  • 76475


Hours & Fees

  • Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

  • Free


Zim Zimicki's hard work fueled America's trip West. Drivers would follow the Bankhead Highway from Weatherford to Mineral Wells, to Palo Pinto, toward Metcalf Gap, then they turned south to Strawn, finally attempting one steep hill west up into Ranger. The Zim's brick serivice station-restaurant-Dr. Pepper bottling plant stretches along the west side of the two lane highway, just south of the first Palo Pinto Creek bridge. It has served many a traveler in it's past, and now intends to once again, to bring the history of the area back to life.