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PANHANDLE, TEXAS

Carson County Seat, Texas Panhandle
US 60 and Hwy 207
29 miles NE of Amarillo
27 miles SW of Pampa
23 miles S of Borger

Population 2,589 (2000) 2,353 (1990)

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Panhandle Texas mall and mural

Composition in Blue, Gray and White
Photo courtesy Tom Jones, December 2007
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Panhandle Texas Landmarks & Attractions

  • The Carson County Courthouses >
  • Thomas Cree's Little Tree- Planted in 1888, the Bois d'Arc tree planted here was the first tree planted in the Panhandle region. It was accidentally poisoned in 1969 - replacement tree and markers are on US 60 - five miles South of town.
  • Carson County Square House Museum: In Pioneer Park on Hwy 207City Offices are in the former Santa Fe Depot

    Scenic Drive: FM 293 West to Texas 136 North
  • Panhandle Texas train tracks and depot
    Panhandle Vanishing Point
    Photo courtesy Tom Jones, June 2007
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    Former Panhandle Texas depot
    The former ATSF Depot is in use as City Offices
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    Photographer's Note:
    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad depot was built in 1928 during the county's oil boom. Last used for passenger service in 1971, it became the Panhandle City Hall in 1985. (This information was gleaned from the historical marker in front of the building.) - Terry Jeanson
    Panhandle main street in snow

    Mian Street Panhandle December 2007
    Photo courtesy Tom Jones

    Windmill in Panhandle Texas
    The windmill in front of the Square House Museum
    Photo courtesy Tom Jones, December 2007
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    Panhandle Texas water tower
    Chilled Water
    Photo courtesy Tom Jones, December 2007
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    Panhandle cemetery with cross in snow, Panhandle, Texas
    Panhandle Cemetery Scene
    Photo courtesy Tom Jones, December 2007
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    Texan Hotel in Panhandle, Texas
    The Texan Hotel
    Photo courtesy Tom Jones, June 2007
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    "The Texan Hotel opened in 1926 out of a desperate need for lodging during the county's oil boom. Originally named the Downs Hotel after its initial owners, it was sold in 1932 and renamed the Texan Hotel. This information was gleaned from the historical marker in front of the building." - Terry Jeanson
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    A brief timeline of important events in Panhandle's history:

    Panhandle was originally named with the appropriate (to the county) name of Carson City.
    1887: Name changed to Panhandle - first newspaper is printed.
    1888: Carson County organized - Panhandle becomes seat of government.
    1888: Panhandle is terminus for the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railroad.
    1900: Population reaches 300.
    1909: Panhandle incorporates.
    1920s: Prosperity from natural gas sparks interest in installing infrastructure.
    1930s: Town is bankrupted when interest on infrastructure bonds can't be paid.
    1950: New courthouse constructed.
    1965: Bonds finally paid off.


    Carson County Towns and Ghost Towns
    County Seat - Panhandle
    The Carson County Courthouses
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  • Groom
  • Lark
  • Roxana
  • Skellytown
  • White Deer


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