Founded in 1901, Dalhart is located in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle. It is in both Dallam and Hartley counties and is the county seat of Dallam county. The 2010 census showed a population of 7,930. Dalhart is know as the "XIT City" because of its relationship with the historic XIT Ranch. A three day celebration is held annually on the first full weekend in August.
The 2016 XIT Rodeo and Reunion will be held August 4th, 5th & 6th, 2016. Each year the Dalhart Senior Citizens Association sponsors a fun run and 5 K run and also a brunch at the center on Saturday morning.