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Wheeler County, Texas

Wheeler County is located in the Texas Panhandle adjoining Oklahoma. Land features plains on the edge of Caprock with the Red River, Sweetwater Creek, some canyons, sandy loam and black clay soils. Local economy consists of oil and gas, agribusiness, and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $611K
Lowest Price $350K
Highest Price $794K
Total Listings 3
Avg. Price/SQFT $0

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Where is Wheeler County, Texas?

  • Wheeler County is on the eastern edge of the Panhandle of Texas, along the Oklahoma border. The center of the county is at 35°25' north latitude and 100°15' west longitude. Wheeler, the county seat, is three miles northwest of the center of the county and 100 miles east of Amarillo. The area was named for Royal T. Wheeler, the second chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Wheeler County occupies 914 square miles of rolling prairies and rough river breaks in the area east of the High Plains; elevations range from 2,000 to 2,800 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Hemphill County (north)
  • Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (northeast)
  • Beckham County, Oklahoma (east)
  • Collingsworth County (south)
  • Gray County (west)
  • Donley County (southwest)
  • Roberts County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Wheeler County 

  • Wheeler is home to the Wheeler County Historical Museum. The Pioneer West Museum is in Shamrock, which also holds a St. Patrick's Day Celebration each March.
  • The Wheeler Historical Museum can be found on the north edge of town right next to Wheeler High School. Standing tall in front of the museum is an unmissable 10-foot bronze statue that commemorates the life of Wheeler native and Apollo 12 Lunar Module Pilot, Captain Alan Bean.

  • The Pioneer West Museum, which highlights a diversity of West Texas exhibits, is housed on two floors of the former Reynolds Hotel in Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas. The hotel was mostly occupied by traveling salesmen during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s.

Farming and Ranching in Wheeler County 

  •  The North Fork of the Red River and Sweetwater Creek are the two major streams in the county. Numerous lesser streams drain into them, contributing to the rough nature of the terrain. The average annual rainfall is 23.7 inches. Temperatures range from an average minimum of 26° F in January to an average maximum of 97° F in July. The average growing season lasts 208 days. Mineral resources include caliche, gypsum, petroleum, and natural gas.
  • In 2002 the county had 565 farms and ranches covering 533,569 acres, 63 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 35 percent to crops. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $94,022,000; livestock sales accounted for $90,694,000 of the total. Livestock operations, especially fed beef, cow-calf and stocker cattle, swine, and horses, provided most of the county's agricultural income; crops included wheat, grain sorghum, and cotton. In 1982 almost 81,403,000,000 cubic feet of gas-well gas, almost 1,250,000,000 cubic feet of casinghead gas, and 821,000 barrels of crude oil were produced. In 2000 almost 35,638,000,000 cubic feet of gas-well gas and more than 558,000 barrels of oil were produced in the area. By the end of that year 98,332,237 barrels of crude had been taken from Wheeler County lands since 1921.

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