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WHEELER COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Wheeler County History

    (1936 Texas Centennial highway marker)

    WHEELER COUNTY
    Formed from Young and Bexar territories;
    created August 21, 1876;
    organized April 12, 1879.
    Named in honor of Royal T. Wheeler (1810-1864); Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, 1844-1858; Chief Justice, 1858-1864;
    County Seat, Mobeetie, 1879-1906
    Wheeler, since.

    Wheeler County Courthouse
    Wheeler County Courthouse, TX
    Wheeler County Courthouse
    TXDoT1939 Photo

    Wheeler County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Wheeler
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  • Allison
  • Briscoe
  • Fort Illiott
  • Lela
  • Mobeetie ghost town, first county seat
  • Ramsdell ghost town
  • Shamrock
  • Twitty
  • Wheeler County seat

  • Wheeler County TX 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Wheeler County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Wheeler County TX 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Wheeler County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Wheeler County TX 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Wheeler County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Wheeler County Centennial Marker
    Wheeler Tx - Wheeler County Texas 1936 Centennial Marker
    Wheeler County 1936 Centennial Highway Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    See Texas Centennial
    Wheeler County courthouse & Texas 1936 Centennial Marker
    1936 Centennial Highway Marker
    in front of Wheeler County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

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