|— City —|
|Incorporated (city)||2 January 1900|
|• Mayor||Johnny Anders|
|• Total||12.8 sq mi (33.3 km2)|
|• Land||6.0 sq mi (15.4 km2)|
|• Water||6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)|
|Elevation||1,614 ft (492 m)|
|• Density||610.2/sq mi (235.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1347793|
Stamford is a small city located on the border of Jones and Haskell counties in the western part of the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,111 in 2008. H. McHarg, president of the Texas Central Railroad, named the site in 1900 for his hometown in Connecticut. 
Stamford is located at (32.949193, -99.789942).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.3 km2), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.4 km2) are land and 6.9 square miles (17.8 km2) (53.62%) are covered by water.
The city owns Lake Stamford, an impoundment on Paint Creek approximately 18 miles northeast of the city proper. Lake Stamford serves as the municipal water source for Stamford as well as several neighboring communities and rural water suppliers.
- Poet and performance artist Tammy Gomez, whose work is published in the collection Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature (Southwestern Writers Collection Series) [Hardcover], grew up in Stamford, Texas.
- Stamford is the birthplace of professional golfer Charles Coody, who beat Jack Nicklaus to win the Masters in 1971.
- Jeannie C. Riley was born in Stamford. She is best known for her 1968 Country and Pop hit "Harper Valley PTA".
- One of Stamford's best-known natives is former U.S. Representative Charles Stenholm, a Democrat, who represented the area in Congress prior to 2005.
- Apache Mexican American actor Adan Sanchez was born here on September 2, 1956. He acted on the PBS series Wishbone before his unexpected death on June 24, 1998 in Albuquerque. His interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallup, New Mexico.
- The mayor of Stamford, Johnny Anders, who took office in 2005 after eight years on the city council, operates an automobile body shop and does extensive metal artwork as an avocation. He was featured in a 2007 segment of Bob Phillips' Texas Country Reporter television series.
- Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, currently the Bishop-designate for the Diocese of Austin, was born in Stamford.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.