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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

Parks

38 parks offer outdoor recreation, including swimming pools, jogging trails, golf, tennis, picnicking and children's fishing ...

Fort Chadbourne

Established in Oct. 1852 by elements of 8th Infantry, and named for 2nd Lt. Theodore Lincoln Chadbourne who was killed in the...

Silver Falls Park

One of the finest roadside parks on Texas highway system, about four miles east on U.S. 82, where White River crosses the rou...

Fishing

Fishing for largemouth bass is excellent at White River Reservoir. The lake consistently produces fish over 8 pounds and has ...

Coleman Park

44-acre recreation site offers picnicking, swimming pool, playground, and travel trailer campsites available free for up to f...