Groom is a tiny town in northern Texas, with a population of just over 550 inhabitants. It is located on the Historic Route 66, and is 42 miles east of Amarillo and 220 miles west of Oklahoma City. Groom is best known for its wealth of Christian religious sites, statues, and monuments, particularly a 190 foot cross that can be seen from 20 miles away - one of the largest in the world.
The first settlement here was an enormous cattle ranch begun in 1882, though it failed a few years later. The town of Groom was established in 1902, and was officially made a town in 1911.
Today, Groom is mainly known for its religious landmarks, as well as for its small population, location on Route 66, and leaning water tower.
People Born in Groom
Groom in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1991 to film scenes of the movie Leap of Faith. Though we filmed around the site where the town's enormous cross is now, our movie was made before the cross was built.