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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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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

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

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

Panhandle Country Club

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

Things to do near Panhandle, TX

Sand Crawl Museum

Named for the Sand Crawl formation south of town, the museum features pictorial representations of the area from Pleistocene ...

Texas Cowboy Museum

Original paintings and prints by noted cowboy artists; farm and ranch artifacts from early 20th century, including living roo...

Oldham County Heritage Farm & Ranch Museum

This outdoor display of antique farm and ranch equipment is testimony to the hard work of early Plains settlers. Exhibits inc...

Depot Library/Museum

In old Santa Fe depot (c. 1908); houses public library; museum features local history and extensive collection on Cynthia Ann...