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County
Haskell
Region
Panhandle Plains
Population
2010 Census - 3,322
2000 Census - 3,106
Nearby
Towns
Haskell, Texas
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Haskell Texas History:
The town is located on the former site of Willow Pond Springs, a watering place used by Indians, explorers, and buffalo hunters. A member of Randolph B. Marcy's 1849 expedition encouraged his brother, Thomas F. Tucker, to settle at the site. Tucker arrived in 1879 and named the site Rice Spring. When Haskell became the county seat of the newly organized Haskell County in 1885, Tucker became the first county judge. The Haskell post office was established that same year. Haskell became the commercial and social center of Haskell County. Church services were held in the Road to Ruin Saloon. In 1906, Haskell acquired rail service and organized a volunteer fire department. The town incorporated in 1907. The discovery of the Lawson oilfield just prior to World War II, provided the town a stable economic base and population. In the early 1950s Lake Stamford was constructed 12 miles southeast of town. Haskell is located at the intersection of U.S. 277 and U.S. 380, 39 miles south of Benjamin, 46 miles southwest of Seymour, 21.5 miles southwest of Munday, 72 miles west of Graham, 32.5 miles west of Throckmorton, 52 miles northwest of Albany, 57 miles north of Abilene, 35 miles northeast of Hamlin, 30 miles northeast of Anson, 15.5 miles northeast of Stamford, and 30.7 miles slightly northeast of Aspermont, Texas. 
 
Texas Plains Trail Region:
The 52-county Texas Plains Trail Region includes the Texas Panhandle and Plains. It stretches from the Texas towns of Big Spring and Colorado City in the southern portion of the region, to Muleshoe and the New Mexico state border in the west, to Quanah and Knox City in the east, and to the top of the Texas Panhandle, from Dalhart in the west to Lipscomb in the east. The Texas Plains Trail Region organization is a nonprofit heritage tourism organization affiliated with the Texas Historical Commission. TPTR acts as an economic development initiative that helps Texas communities to promote their historic and cultural resources, and increase tourism to their areas. The organization helps promote travel to heritage destinations and historic sites. A name repeatedly mentioned in the history of West Texas is Cynthia Ann Parker, a young child captured during a raid on Fort Parker. She grew up among the Comanches, married Comanche chief Peta Nocona, and had three children, Pecos, Quanah and Prairie Flower. In 1860, a party of Texas Rangers led by Sul Ross, a future governor of Texas, rescued her and her infant daughter Prairie Flower; Charles Goodnight participated in this raid. Her son Quanah became famous as the last great war chief of the Comanche. One of TPTR’s most visible recent projects is the Quanah Parker Trail. When the project is completed, giant Quanah Parker arrow markers will have been installed in all 52 counties in the Texas Plains Trail Region. Some counties will have more than one installation. The arrows were created and donated by New Home, Texas, artist Charles Smith. As of early 2014, over 70 arrows had been installed in almost 50 counties. Each arrow will have a plaque giving pertinent historical information. (806) 747-1997. P.O. Box 88, Lubbock, Texas 79408. Email  Plains Trail Map
 
Haskell Municipal Airport:
(940) 864-0774. (940) 864-2333. For fuel on weekdays call (940) 864-2355. For fuel on weekends and nights call (940) 864-2345. The airport is located at 333 CR 210, two miles north of Haskell.
 
Haskell County Courthouse, 1891-1892:
The courthouse was designed in Italian Renaissance style by architects Larmour & Watson. The courthouse was remodeled in 1906 and 1931. During the 1931 remodeling the roof was flattened, the clock tower was removed, and the east and west wings were added. The 2010 Haskell County census was 5,899. (940) 864-2851. 1 Avenue D, Haskell, Texas 79521. Email    
 
Haskell County Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, copy and fax services, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. They also offer free tracing and reverse lookup for any phone number. Open Mon-Thu, 9am-5:30pm; Fri, 9am-4:30pm. (940) 864-2747. 300 N. Avenue E.
 
Tower Drive-In Movie Theater, Rule, TX:
The theater offers double features Fri-Sun, during the spring and fall, and nightly during the summer. (940) 997-0137. The theater is located at 7734 SH 6, 1 mile north of Rule and U.S 380. Rule is located 17 miles southwest of Knox City, 9.7 miles northwest of Haskell, 19 miles northwest of Stamford, and 21 miles southeast of Aspermont, Texas. Rule Texas Map  Rule Area Map 
 
Haskell Memorial Civic Center:
Amenities include a kitchen, a meeting room, and event space. (940) 864-2335. (940) 256-2068. 200 South Avenue B.
 
Event Venue - Haskell Rodeo Arena and Fairgrounds:
(940) 864-2333. 301 South Avenue B.  
 
Haskell Annual Events:
Annual events include the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, community wide garage sales, the Run on the Brazos, the Motorcycle Rally, the Ranch Rodeo and Christmas parades, and the Wild Horse Prairie Days Ranch Rodeo and Art Show. (940) 864-2477.
 
Haskell Municipal RV Park:
Amenities include 36 RV sites with full hookups (most pull throughs), restrooms with showers, picnic tables with BBQ grills, a swimming pool, a playground, a paved and lighted 0.6 mile walking trail by Rice Springs Creek, tennis and volleyball courts, a veteran’s memorial and scenic views. The first night of RV site use is free; subsequent nights cost $16. Pay at the Haskell City Hall at 301 South 1st Street. A night box is located on the west side of city hall at the drive through window. (940) 864-2333. The park is located at 401 South Avenue C.