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Wheeler, Texas

the Wheeler post office was established when the area became "thickly settled" by five families living in dugouts within a two-mile radius. Wheeler became the seat of Wheeler County 1906, and today serves as the regional, educational, medical, commercial, and agricultural center for the county along with extensive cattle feedlot operations.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mobeetie Jail Museum

Housed in restored jail; early-day sheriff's quarters authentically furnished. Displays of historical items from Wheeler County; antiques. In Mobeetie, 11 miles west via Texas 152. Nearby is historical marker for Fort Elliott, established in 1875. Number of soldiers was small, usually under 500

Wheeler, TX Museums

Things to do near Wheeler, TX

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...

Z. I. Hale Museum

Mrs. Nina Hale donated the two-story clinic in memory of her late husband, Dr. Z. I. Hale, long-time area optometrist, for th...

Museum of the Plains

General history exhibits of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles; railroad depot, old store, pioneer home from Ochiltree, covere...

Felty Outdoor Oil Museum

Early oil field equipment from height of oil boom includes spudders used for drilling and cleaning out wells, a steel beam pu...

Anson Jones Museum

In historic church building. Artifacts include miniature reproduction of town square as it existed in 1904, a desk and chair ...