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BRISCOE, TEXAS

Wheeler County, Texas Panhandle

35 35' 1" N, 100 17' 23" W (35.583611, -100.289722)

FM 1046 just off U.S. Hwy 83
8 Miles N of Wheeler the county seat
24 Miles N of Shamrock
9 Miles NE of Mobeetie
90 Miles NE of Amarillo
Population: 135 est. (2010, 2000, 1990)

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Briscoe Tx Building
Briscoe street scene
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

The town of Briscoe had no 19th Century history. It was formed in 1929 by the Lone Star Township Company and named for J. B. Briscoe, an official with the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railroad. A post office was opened the following year and from a population of 150 in 1939 - it peaked in the early 1960s with 270 citizens - dropping to 210 for the 1980 Census and further still to the current 135 (shown for both the 1990 and 2000 Census).



Wheeler County Towns

County Seat - Wheeler
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  • Allison
  • Briscoe
  • Fort Illiott
  • Kellerville
  • Lela
  • Mobeetie ghost town, first county seat
  • Ramsdell ghost town
  • Shamrock
  • Twitty
  • Wheeler County seat
  • Contiguous Counties:
    Hemphill County (N) Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (NE) Beckham County, Oklahoma (E) Collingsworth County (S) Gray County (W) Donley County (SW) Roberts County (NW)


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