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WHEELER, TEXAS

Wheeler County Seat, Texas Panhandle

US 83 and State Hwy 152
27 miles S of Canadian
16 miles N of Shamrock
99 miles E of Amarillo
11 miles E of Mobeetie
Population: 1,642 (2010) 1,378 (2000)

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

Wheeler, Texas Landmarks & Area Attractions

  • Wheeler County Courthouse next page
    Texas Historic Landmark
  • Wheeler County Jail
    Texas Historic Landmark
  • Mobeetie Jail Museum
    In the restored jail in Mobeetie, 11 miles west on Hwy 152
  • Route 66 in Texas next page
    The towns found along Texas 66 and their museums, ghost towns, relics, markers and monuments.

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


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


    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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  • Wheeler Texas - Wheeler County Courthouse And Jail
    Wheeler County Courthouse and Jail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Historical Marker Text

    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

    Wheeler Tx Road Sign
    Wheeler City Limit
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Wheeler Texas water tower
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Wheeler Texas water tower
    Wheeler water tower
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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    Canadian | Shamrock | Mobeetie | Amarillo
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