Jacksboro Community

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Jack County, Texas

Lake Jacksboro, Lost Creek Reservoir

Points of Interest

Jack County Museum, located in the oldest house in Jack County, two rooms furnished with period furnishing depicting home life; one room dedicated to Jack County veterans memorabilia on Tom M. Marks who organized the club which later became the 4 H Club.

Restored 100 year old log cabin, furnished with period furniture, 257 West Belknap, just west of the square.

Nineteenth-century buildings around the courthouse

Annual Events

January: Jack County Youth Fair & Livestock Show
March: Rattlesnake Safari
June: Jack County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo & Parade
July: Twin Lakes Summerfest
October/November: Military Re-enactment at Fort Richardson (some years, inquire for details).
December: Christmas Parade


Fort Richardson Motel, Highway 281
Butterfield Depot Motel, 544 North Main, 940-567-5567
Jacksboro Country Inn Bed & Breakfast, 940-567-6600
Jacksboro Inn, Highway 281, 940-567-3751

RV Parks

Fort Richardson State Historical Park
Mitchell's R.V. Park, FM 2210 East, Perrin, 940-798-4615


Angora Roadhouse, 103 Sewell, 940-567-3575
City Drug Store, 104 E. Belknap, 940-567-5576
Chicken Express, 715 N. Main, 940-567-2625
Country Cousins' Café, 108 N. Church, 940-567-2287
Dairyland Drive-Inn. 323 S. Main, 940-567-5000 or 940-567-3705
Dairy Queen, Hwy. 281 North, 940-567-5362
The Deli, 400-A S. Main, 940-567-2442
Green Frog Restaurant, 416 N. Main, 940-567-3724
Herd Hamburgers, 401 N. Main
Korner Donut Shop, 125 E. College, 567-6051
Pizza Pro, 120 E. Belknap, 940-567-6511 or 567-5542
Village Kitchen, Highway 281 South, 940-567-5902
The Feed Store, 508 S. Main, 940-567-3331

Specialty Shopping

Bill's Dollar Store, 503 N. Main, 940-567-3350
City Drug Store, 104 E. Belknap, 940-567-5576
Diamond Supermarket, 201 E. South St., 940-567-2212
The Gallery, 114 E. Belknap, 940-567-2676
Gibson Pharmacy, 711 N. Main, 940-567-3716
E.B. Mott Co., 103 E. Archer, 940-567-5651
Now & Then Shop, 105 E. Archer, 940-567-5095

Communities and Related Links
Jacksboro, Texas Web Site

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