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QUANAH, TEXAS

"The City of the Legend"
Hardeman County Seat, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas
Hwy 287
30 miles E of Childress
37 miles W of Vernon
80 miles W of Wichita Falls
199 miles NW of Fort Worth

Population: 3,022 (2000)

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Downtown Quanah Tx Street Scene
Downtown Quanah
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

Quanah, The City - Points of Interest

  • A Drive Around Quanah - Quanah's Sights & Scenes
  • Hardeman County Courthouse
  • Hardeman County Museum/Former Hardeman County Jail
  • Quanah Acme and Pacific Depot Museum
  • Quanah Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Quanah Vintage Images
  • The Quanah Rocket: On the corner of Third and Main Streets is an item few towns have: their own meteorological rocket named after them. Open 24 hrs.
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    Quanah, The Legend
  • Quanah Parker Monument
  • Quanah - The Last Great Comanche Chief
  • Quanah Tx Hardeman County Courthouse
    Hardeman County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

    A Drive Around Quanah
    Photographer's Visits

    Quanah, Texas -  Pacific Depot Museum
    Quanah Acme and Pacific Depot Museum
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Texas Former Hardeman County Jail
    Former Hardeman County Jail/Hardeman County Museum
    100 Mercer Street
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2004
    Quanah Tx H.L. McCoy Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Tx H.L. McCoy Building
    The H.L. McCoy Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Tx - Red Brick Building
    Red bricks abound
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah  Texas - Quanah Memorial Park Cemetery
    Quanah Memorial Park Cemetery. More Texas Cemeteries
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Memorial Park Cemetery
    Notable graves include Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald and one Joe Earle, who had the misfortune of becoming Quanah's first burial. Since his death at the hands of Indians predated the town, his gravesite became the nucleus of the necropolis.
    Quanah Tx - Closed Drive-In Theater
    What's left of a drive-in theatre. More Texas Theatres
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Tx Goodyear Tires Ghost Sign
    "Goodyear Tires"
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Tx Ghost Sign, Drink Coca-Cola  - Delicious and Refreshing
    "Delicious and Refreshing" "Drink Coca-Cola"
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    More Texas Ghost Signs | Coca-Cola
    Quanah Tx - First Presbyterian Church
    First Presbyterian Church of Quanah. More Texas Churches
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Tx - First Presbyterian Church historical marker
    First Presbyterian Church historical marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Tx - Shop Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Quanah Tx - Tin Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Johnson Street, Quanah, Texas
    Johnson Street, Quanah, Texas
    Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/
    Cotten & Decker Drug Store, Quanah, Texas
    Cotten & Decker Drug Store
    Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/
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    Quanah Nearby Destinations
  • Copper Breaks State Park: Located 12 miles south of town on Hwy 6. Camping, swimming, boating, hiking and an exhibit on Quanah Parker. For information: 1-800-792-1112. For reservations: 1-512-389-8900. Website: www.tpwd.state.tx.us
  • 30 miles West to Childress
  • 37 miles East to Vernon
  • 80 miles East to Wichita Falls
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    Quanah Tourist Information
    Quanah Chamber of Commerce
    220 South Main Street or P.O. Box 158 Quanah, Texas 79252.
    Tel. 940-663-2222. Website: www.quanah.org/
    Another official Quanah website: www.quanahtx.com

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  • Quanah, the Parkers, and Related Stories:
    Daniel, Cynthia, Quanah, "Cousin" Herman, and nothing about Bonnie
  • The Half-breed Savage by Murray Montgomery
  • The Parker Family by Bob Bowman
  • Who Killed Chief Peta Nocona? by C. F. Eckhardt
  • The Savage Life of Herman Lehmann or Ich bin ein Apache by Brewster Hudspeth
  • Quanah Tx Quanah Parker Monument
    Quanah Parker Monument. More Texas Monuments
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Quanah Parker Monument: On the Courthouse Square, dedicated in 1991, this tells the story of Indian captive, Cynthia Parker, her recapture and subsequent death, and her son who became the last great Comanche Chief. One of the most interesting stories in a state known for interesting stories.
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    Quanah Texas Forum:


  • Quanah: Bread Buttering, Cotton Ginning and Bop Dancing
    ...Upon arriving in Quanah I recall the culture shock of leaving a brand new high school in Tulsa and attending classes in an old two-story brick school. One with rickety stairs and old seats in the auditorium. Little did I know at that time how much I would eventually miss my times in Quanah... more
    - Darrell Gilliam, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 18, 2007

  • Quanah's Lycurgue S. King Smith
    My father, Harold Buchanan, traveled through Texas looking for work in 1932. He told a story all of his life about a man he met in Quanah, Texas. I have discovered a written account of it and decided to search for the man online. My father lists his name as told to him by Mr. Smith as Lycurgue S. King Smith O.S.T, the title standing for Originator, Secretary, and Treasurer. My father and his traveling companions stayed with Mr. Smith for 3 or 4 days and it was a memorable experience. He loved telling the story. I would like to know more about this man and also send a copy of this written account to someone who may have heard of him. - Mary Ann Buchanan, Vero Beach, Florida, October 09, 2006

  • Subject: Quanah Texas
    As I remember my mothers hometown of Quanah, it brings back wonderfull thoughts of a quiet little west texas town (1966). It was so far away from the bigtown we were living in, Grand Prairie. My first real long trip, it seemed to take us all day to get there, I was fortunate to realize even then the trip was a big part of the adventure. It only got better when we arrived. My mother, Annie D Butts had three sisters and two brothers. The eldest being Hubert then Marvin, Emmaloyd, Elizebeth, Bartie, and Annie D the baby. Hubert and Marvin were succesfull ranchers and farmers. Hubert taught at Texas Tech and had a farm outside of crosbyton. Marvin stayed in Quanah on his ranch. Elizebeth married Buddy Rollins also of Quanah, they lived in Houston. Emmaloyd married Glen Rogers and they had a ranch in southern Kaufman county in the community of Lively just south of Kemp. Bartie married Homer Walker of Waxachie, lived in Fort worth. Mother married Howard Lee Stephenson, they lived in Fort Worth. They are all gone except Aunt B (Bartie).

    Now when I go to Quanah, I go alone, I find different spots in and around town, the city park or tolbert's crossing and sit and listen and think of my loved ones gone. I remember what was talked about here or there, who said what or even how it was said, happy, sad etc..... I find happines when I can stand in the cold west texas wind and hear nothing except as it passes my ears. I hope I'm sitt'n on one of the dirt roads around Quanah when God calls me home. - Don Stephenson, May 04, 2006

  • Subject: Goodlett Texas area
    My Montgomery great grandparents lived in the Quanah area. My dad was born in Goodlett. I have some old photos that were in my grandmother's papers. Some have names and some do not. I'd like to have a place online that serves the Quanah area to post the names and possibly the photos or links to the photos. I will gladly give the photos to families related to the people in the photos or a local museum or other interested parties. My great grandparents were Henry Franklin and Nancy Louellen Montgomery. - Mrs. Beth Pearce in Oklahoma, June 30, 2004
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