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WHEELER, TEXAS

Wheeler County Seat, Texas Panhandle

35 26' 43" N, 100 16' 15" W (35.445278, -100.270833)

US 83 and State Hwy 152
12 miles W of the Texas-Oklahoma states' line
27 miles S of Canadian
16 miles N of Shamrock
100 miles E of Amarillo
11 miles E of Mobeetie
ZIP code 79096
Area code 806
Population: 1,477 Est. (2019)
1,592 (2010) 1,378 (2000) 1,393 (1990)

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Wheeler Texas water tower
Wheeler water tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

Wheeler History

"Both the town and the county were named after Royal T. Wheeler. The vicinity was first settled by ranchers as early as 1881, and by 1886 five families lived there. The town had its real beginning in 1904 through the enterprise of two ranchers, Robert B. Rogers and J. E. Stanley, who surveyed the land, built their homes on the site, and began the movement to choose a centrally located county seat in preference to Mobeetie. ..." From Handbook of Texas Online

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Downtown Wheeler Texas with water tower
Downtown Wheeler in the 1940s
Photo courtesy Regina Barker



Wheeler, Texas
Landmarks & Attractions


1925 Wheeler County Courthouse, Wheeler Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
Wheeler County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Wheeler Texas - Wheeler County Courthouse And Jail
Wheeler County Courthouse
and
Wheeler County Jail
Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

Historical Marker

Wheeler County Jail

Built 1909 after county seat moved from historic Old Mebeetie. First sheriff, M. V. Sanders; jailer, J. M. Kezee. Built of concrete and steel. Used 20 years with only 1 prisoner escaping. Now used for library, museum and county offices.
(Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965)

Wheeler County jail, Wheeler Texas
Wheeler County Jail
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo Courtesy Erik Whetstone, 9-01


Wheeler County sheriff office, Wheeler Texas
"The 1929 Wheeler County jail and sheriff's office in Wheeler is still in use today."
- Terry Jeanson, September, 2007 photo


Wheeler County courthouse & Texas 1936 Centennial Marker
Wheeler County 1936 Centennial Highway Marker
in front of Wheeler County Courthouse

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

Mobeetie Jail Museum
In the restored jail in Mobeetie, 11 miles west on Hwy 152



Wheeler Tx Road Sign
Wheeler City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

Wheeler Texas water tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
More Texas Water Towers



People
Nov. 19, 1969 - Cartoon by Roger T. Moore
Alan Bean of Wheeler becomes the 1st Texan to walk on the moon.



Wheeler Chamber of Commerce
101 W. Oklahoma Ave Wheeler, Tx. 79096
806-826-3408

Wheeler County TX 1940s map
Wheeler County 1940s map
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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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