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Jacksboro, Texas

Petroleum refining and related oil field services are among industries in Jacksboro, the seat of Jack County, a primarily large, sparsely settled ranching area. The Jacksboro settlement began 1855, where the Butterfield stages ran through community which was first known as Los Creek, next Mesquiteville, then Jacksboro.

The quaint downtown includes buildings that were constructed of native limestone built in the late 1800s. Shoppers enjoy browsing through gift and antique shops. Two city parks provide recreational activities and there's a nine-hole golf course for golfers.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

Most northerly of line of Federal posts established in Texas after Civil War to halt Indian depredations. Among regimental commanders was Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie of famed Mackenzie's Raiders. Most impressive building left standing was the post hospital.

Jacksboro, TX State Historical Park

Jack County Museum

Located in the oldest house in Jack County, two rooms furnished with period furnishings depicting home life; one room dedicated to Jack County veterans. Memorabilia on Tom M. Marks who organized Corn Club, which later became 4-H Club. Also, restored 100

Jacksboro, TX Museums

Fort Richardson State Historical Park - Camping

From town square: US 281 S 1 mi. Wheeled-camper or tent sites w/elec & water 23. Limit 14 days; rsvns acptd. Primitive camping. Screened shelters 11

Jacksboro, TX Camping

Jacksboro Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Jacksboro, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Jacksboro, TX

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

North 13 mi. on Texas 214. Founded 1935, oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas. Established principally for migratory wate...

Clark Gardens

Open since 2000, the gardens resulted from the vision of Max and Billie Clark, who wanted to create a Texas version of an Eng...

Coke County Museum

In a rustic 1907 building that housed the city's jail, the museum features antique exhibits and other memorabilia donated or ...

Parks

31 spacious, green parks featuring picnic facilities, playground equipment and swimming pools....

O.C. Fisher Lake Fishing

A low-oxygen fish kill in summer 2004 eliminated most fish populations in O.C. Fisher. TPWD has stocked adult largemouth bass...