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Dickens, Texas

The first settlements in Dickens grew from dugout line camps used by cowboys of the famous Spur, Pitchfork, and Matador ranches. Dickens began as an early pioneer settlement, growing as a rich cotton and cattle producing region. The seat of Dickens County was founded in 1891 and incorporated in 1934. The county was created in 1876 from Young and Bexar territories.

Today, it serves as a retail center for a large ranching and farming area, and is known to hunters as the "Unofficial Wild Boar Capital of Texas."

Dickens is eight miles below the escarpment of the Cap Rock (High Plains), and the nearby Croton Brakes region, east of Dickens on U.S. 82, is a scenic area of colorful canyons, buttes and small creeks. Inquire locally for directions.

The Dickens County Courthouse features several outside memorials. A memorial walk contains bricks engraved with the names of early county residents and their families.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Dickens, TX

Copper Breaks State Park

1,933-acre park includes campsites with shade structures and utilities, picnicking, swimming, fishing, playgrounds, star walk...

Matador Wildlife Management Area

28,000-acre area on Middle Pease and South Pease Rivers. Hunting (by permit only) includes special archery season. Northwest ...

Quanah Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Mobeetie Jail Museum

Housed in restored jail; early-day sheriff's quarters authentically furnished. Displays of historical items from Wheeler Coun...

Opera House

Built in 1907 by Albert W. Johnson; considered "fanciest" showplace between Fort Worth and El Paso. Once hosted musical and d...