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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.

Historical Marker:

Dickens Cemetery

The only cemetery to serve the town of Dickens. This graveyard began in 1891, the same year the town was founded. Mrs. C. F. Jones, wife of pioneer settler and town barber C. F. Jones, died in 1891 and was buried by her husband at the foot of a hill overlooking the Croton Breaks. The owner of the property, M. S. Crow, at the suggestion of his attorney, W. C. Ballard, donated five acres of land surrounding the grave site for a community cemetery. W. C. Ballard, considered by many to be the "Father of Dickens," died in 1913 and was buried here, as well.

Many early settlers, city and county officials are interred in this graveyard. Also buried here are veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Through the years, the site of the Dickens Cemetery has increased through additional land donations. A fence was erected in 1919, and in 1948 local citizens formed a cemetery association to care for the grounds and monuments. Now, encompassing more than eighteen acres, the cemetery serves as a reflection of area history.
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Dickens Tx Cemetery
Dickens Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Dickens Tx Cemetery Historical Marker
Dickens Cemetery Historical Marker
on Cemetery Road
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Dickens, Texas Landmark/Attractions:

Dickens County Courthouse, Dickens, Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2002
Dickens County Courthouse
Dickens Tx - Dickens County Museum
Dickens County Museum
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Museums
  • 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.

  • 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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  • Dickens Tx - Dickens Springs
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    Dickens County Spring Park
    72 acres of trails by the springs
    . Open dawn to dusk.
    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
    Photographer's Note:
    Being the County Seat seems Dickens has more closed buildings than active. - 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 County Marker
    on Dickens County Courthouse lawn

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
    TX Dickens  County 1940s Map
    Dickens County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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    Dickens, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Lubbock
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