As you travel northwest on FM 1061, you can’t help but notice the beautiful canyon backdrop proudly displaying the US and Texas flags as well as a lighted Cross perched high on the canyon wall.
Notable Dates in Bishop Hills History:
Village of Bishop Hills was deeded from Maggie Bishop to Ferrin Enterprises in
February of 1963—Over the course of three years, three tracts of land made up the first (Bishop Hills Unit #1) of four units within Bishop Hills today. With beautiful architecture and rich rustic landscape, in
March of 1965—Bishop Hills broadened it’s striking boundaries with Unit #2, composed of 54.70 platted and recorded.
Bishop Hills has now become “The place to live” and the attractions continue to build. In
November of 1965—deed restrictions for the area surrounding Bishop Hills Unit #1 and Unit #2 to allow for the construction, operation and maintenance of recreational facilities, including but not being limited to a swimming pool, golf course and club house.
July of 1987—Bishop Hills Unit #3 containing 1.4 acres were approved with Benchmark Construction Company (Todd Webb, Owner and Developer) to widen the Bishop Hills fascination. This marks the first Developer outside of Ferrin Enterprises to develop a Unit of Bishop Hills.
February of 1988—Alas, the latest Unit of Bishop Hills, #4 was platted and approved with Benchmark Construction Company (Todd Webb, Owner and Developer).
September of 1988 –Restrictions were amended for Bishop Hills Unit #4, restricted digging of hillside to preserve the natural landscape.
May of 1996 –Bishop Hills was incorporated and indicates current acreage of 172.98 acres in all four units.
Today, the Village of Bishop Hills has the most breathtaking views of tranquil sunsets just above the canyon walls. Every home, in the village is unique; not only in structure, but in elevation, age, and design. Please feel free to take the short drive from Amarillo, TX to enjoy the very finest of communities.
*A special “Thank You” to Susan Smith for the research to gain dates and better historical understanding of the village we love!