Wink, Texas

The town of Wink began in 1926 when oil was discovered in the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County. By the next year the Wink Townsite Co. began selling lots on a local ranch. The oil boom brought new people to the town causing a shortage of housing. Wink was originally named Winkler, named after C.M. Winkler, a colonel in the Confederate Army, a member of the Texas legislature, and a justice of the Court of Civil Appeal, and for whom the county was named; however, the post office said there was already a Winkler and the name was shortened to Wink. Today Wink's economy is still based on the petroleum industry as well as ranching.

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Things to do near Wink, TX

Christmas Mountains Sanctuary

Numerous remote and primitive campsites available, as well as miles of trails and roads for hiking, mountain biking (non-moto...

Historic Inn-Hotel Limpia

Restored country inn, c. 1912; sturdy, turn-of-the-century oak furniture, second-story veranda and glassed-in sunporch with r...

Big Bend Ranch State Park Canoeing

Spectacular Colorado Canyon in Big Bend Ranch State Park offers among the finest rafting and canoeing opportunities along the...

Underwood Golf Complex -Sunrise

Course Access: MilitaryHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...