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Panhandle, Texas

Panhandle was named for its location in the Texas Panhandle, and became the county seat upon the organization of Carson County in 1888. Wheat, cattle and petroleum products are among the commodities from this marketing and shipping center. The restored Santa Fe depot serves as city hall.

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Square House Museum

One of the most attractive small museums in state. Displays and dioramas interpret the history, natural history, and art of the Texas Panhandle. Thirteen structures include the historic Square House, oldest building in the city; Santa Fe caboose; reconstructed pioneer dugout; Eclipse windmill;

Panhandle, TX Museums

Thomas Cree's Little Tree

Set behind protective fence at south edge of U.S. 60 about five miles southwest of city is site of first tree planted throughout entire Texas Panhandle. Immense plains were once a sea of grass from horizon to horizon. In 1888 pioneer settler Thomas Cree hauled a sapling of bois d'

Panhandle, TX Historic Markers

Scenic Drive

F.M. 293 west to Texas 136 north provides views of modern High Plains agriculture contrasted with traditional ranch lands unchanged for centuries. Precise row crops are left behind as route enters rolling grasslands of broad Canadian River Valley. Fascinating historical marker beside Texas 136

Panhandle, TX Scenic Drives

Panhandle Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
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Panhandle, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Panhandle, TX

Boot Hill Cemetery

When Tascosa was the wide open, riotous cowboy capital of the 1880s, gunfights were traditional means for settling disputes, ...

Lake Meredith Fish Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best inten...

Scenic Drive

One of most impressive drives in state is Texas 207 south toward Silverton. For miles agricultural riches spread from horizon...

S.W. Lowe House

This historic house is a 1904 Panhandle landmark that recalls the ranching heritage of the area. The elegantly furnished Quee...

Jack County Museum

Located in the oldest house in Jack County, two rooms furnished with period furnishings depicting home life; one room dedicat...