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Dickens, Texas

The first settlements in Dickens grew from dugout line camps used by cowboys of the famous Spur, Pitchfork, and Matador ranches. Dickens began as an early pioneer settlement, growing as a rich cotton and cattle producing region. The seat of Dickens County was founded in 1891 and incorporated in 1934. The county was created in 1876 from Young and Bexar territories.

Today, it serves as a retail center for a large ranching and farming area, and is known to hunters as the "Unofficial Wild Boar Capital of Texas."

Dickens is eight miles below the escarpment of the Cap Rock (High Plains), and the nearby Croton Brakes region, east of Dickens on U.S. 82, is a scenic area of colorful canyons, buttes and small creeks. Inquire locally for directions.

The Dickens County Courthouse features several outside memorials. A memorial walk contains bricks engraved with the names of early county residents and their families.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Dickens, TX

Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

Most northerly of line of Federal posts established in Texas after Civil War to halt Indian depredations. Among regimental co...

Lake Graham Fishing

Lake Graham wide range of cover ranging from boat docks, aquatic vegetation, rip rap, standing timber, brush and willow tre...

Dundee State Fish Hatchery

Located below the dam atLake Diverson, hatchery is a research facility producing fish for public waters. Built in 1927 and op...

Alanreed-McLean Area Museum

Mementos of early settlers of Texas Panhandle; original book recording births in McLean from 1901 to 1920. Several rooms furn...

Coleman County Museum

Pioneer clothes, dishes, farm equipment, documents, saddles, barbed wire, and larger-than-life horse statue, brought to Colem...