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DICKENS, TEXAS

"Unofficial Wild Boar Capital of Texas"

Dickens County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3337'17"N 10050'6"W (33.621341, -100.834987)
At junction of Hwys 70 and 82
60 miles E of Lubbock
Population: 252 Est. (2016)
286 (2010) 332 (2000) 322 (1990)

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Dickens County Jail and Sheriffs Office, Dickens, Texas
Dickens County Jail and Sheriffs Office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2002
Dickens County was organized in 1891.
Highest population was in 1927 with 500 persons.


Photographer's Note:
Being the County Seat seems Dickens has more closed buildings than active. - Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Dickens, Texas Landmark/Attractions:

Dickens County Courthouse, Dickens, Texas
Dickens County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2002
Dickens Tx - Dickens County Museum
Dickens County Museum
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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  • Dickens County Museum:
    609 Mongomery Street.
    Open Wednesdays 9 to 3:30 with an hour off for lunch.

  • Dickens County Spring Park › next page
    72 acres of trails by the springs the park is named for. Open dawn to dusk.

  • White River Reservoir -
    1800-acre lake accessible from Dickens, Post and Spur.

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  • Dickens Tx Windmill on Courthouse  lawn
    A windmill on Dickens County Courthouse lawn
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx - Brummett Law Office
    Brummett Law Office
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx - Brummett Law Office  plaque
    H.A.C. Brummett Law Office plaque
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx street scene
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx Closed Grocery
    Closed Dickens Grocery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx Closed Gas Station
    Dickens Closed Gas Station
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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    Dickens Tx Closed Cafe
    Dickens Closed Cafe
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx Closed Store
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx Closed Store
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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    Dickens Lumber ghost sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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    Dickens Tx city limit
    Dickens city limit
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx - Dickens Springs 1891
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens County Spring Park
    Dickens Tx Cemetery
    Dickens Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens Tx Cemetery Historical Marker
    Dickens Cemetery Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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    Dickens County Marker on Dickens County Courthouse lawn
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

    Mackenzie Trail by Clay Coppedge

    "The best of what's left of the Mackenzie Trail today is probably on private property. You're near it when you're at the intersection of U.S. 277 and Texas 6 in Stamford, where a monument tells you the trail ran a little north of there. The trail also ran between Dickens and Spur, so when you're on parts of U.S. Highway 82 from Dickens to Lubbock you're probably following Mackenzie's path pretty closely." - Read full article

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