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Museums of Abilene

Museum Name: Museums of Abilene
Mailing Address: 102 Cypress Street
City: Abilene
Zip Code: 79601
Area Code: 915
Phone: 673-4587

Bosque Memorial Museum

Museum Name: Bosque Memorial Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 345
City: Clifton
Zip Code: 76634
Area Code: 254
Phone: 675-3845

Brown-Dorsey Medallion Home

Museum Name: Brown-Dorsey Medallion Home
Mailing Address: 2102 Community Land
Street Address: 213 Community Land
City: Midland
Zip Code: 77970
Area Code: 915
Phone: 682-2931
County: Midland

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

1890 Clay County Jail Museum

Marker Title: 1890 Clay County Jail
Address: 116 Graham St.
City: Henrietta
Year Marker Erected: 1986
Marker Text: Constructed in 1890 by the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, this is Clay County's third jail building. Construction of the jail included adjacent living quarters for law officers and their families. Stuccoed in 1929, the two story brick structure, with stone foundation and sills, boasts details of corbelled brick, rusticated stone, and pressed metal. Official use of the building was discontinued in 1973. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986

Coke County Museum

Museum Name: Coke County Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 975
Street Address: 101 6th Street
City: Robert Lee
Zip Code: 76945
Area Code: 915
Phone: 453-2713

Callahan County Pioneer Museum

Museum Name: Callahan County Pioneer Museum
Mailing Address: 100 W. 4th B 1
City: Baird
Zip Code: 79504
Area Code: 915
Phone: 854-1718

Comanche County Museum

Museum Name: Comanche County Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22
City: Comanche
Zip Code: 76442

Cowboy Artists of America Museum

Museum Name: Cowboy Artists of America Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1716
City: Kerrville
Zip Code: 78029
Area Code: 830
Phone: 896-2553

Crockett County Museum

Museum Name: Crockett County Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1444
Street Address: 404 11th Street
City: Ozona
Zip Code: 76943
Area Code: 915
Phone: 392-2837
County: Crockett

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Museum Name: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 396
City: Glen Rose
Zip Code: 76043
Area Code: 254
Phone: 897-4588

Ernie Wilson Museum

Marker Title: Ernie Wilson Museum
Address: FM 89
City: Buffalo Gap
Year Marker Erected: 1964
Marker Location: At Buffalo Gap Village, off Highway 89, Buffalo Gap.
Marker Text: Located in Taylor County's historic first courthouse and jail. Although Taylor County was organized in July 1868, the building was not completed until May 20, 1880, because of Indian scares and lack of funds. Scene of frequent jail breaks, lynching. Note cannon balls (marked by arrows) keying limestone blocks. (1964)

Hood County Museum

Museum Name: Hood County Museum
Mailing Address: 208 N. Crockett
City: Granbury
Zip Code: 76048
Area Code: 817
Phone: 573-2340

Fort Chadbourne

Marker Title: Fort Chadbourne
City: Bronte vicinity
County: Coke
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: 11.75 north of Bronte on US 277 at entrance to Fort Chadbourne
Marker Text: Established by the United States Army, October 28, 1852, as a protection to frontier settlers against Indians named in honor of Lieutenant T.L. Chadbourne, killed at Resaca de la Palma, May 9, 1846, occupied by federal troops, 1852-1867. An important station on the Butterfield overland stage route, 1858 - 1861.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

Museum Name: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Address: 630 S Oakes
City: San Angelo
County: Tom Green
Zip Code: 76903
Area Code: 915
Phone: 481-2646

Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds

Museum Name: Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 74
City: Burnet
Zip Code: 78611
Area Code: 512
Phone: 756-8281

Fort Inglish Museum

Museum Name: Fort Inglish
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 29
Street Address: Hwy. 56 and Chinner Street
City: Dodd
Zip Code: 75438
Area Code: 903
Phone: 358-3441
County: Fannin

Fort Lancaster State Historical Park

Museum Name: Fort Lancaster State Historical Park
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 306
Street Address: 8 miles east on US 290
City: Sheffield
Zip Code: 79781
Area Code: 915
Phone: 836-4391
County: Crockett

Fort McKavett State Historic Park

Museum Name: Fort McKavett State Historic Park
Mailing Address: Box 867
City: Fort McKavett
Zip Code: 76841
Area Code: 915
Phone: 396-2358

Fort Richardson State Historical Park


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4
City: Jacksboro
Zip Code: 76458
Area Code: 817
Phone: 567-3506

Hamilton County Historical Museum

Museum Name: Hamilton County Historical Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 106
City: Hamilton
Zip Code: 76531
Area Code: 817
Phone: 386-5631
County: Hamilton
Marker Location: 100 block of West Henry (just off town square in old county jail), Hamilton.

Heart of Texas Historical Museum

Museum Name: Heart of Texas Historical Museum
Mailing Address: c/o Bert Striegler Rt. 1 Box 20
City: Rochelle
Zip Code: 76872
Area Code: 915
Phone: 243-5418

Heart of West Texas Museum

Museum Name: Heart of West Texas Museum
Mailing Address: 340 E 3rd
City: Colorado City
Zip Code: 79512
Area Code: 915
Phone: 728-8285
County: Mitchell

Heritage Museum

Museum Name: Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: 503 Allison Road
City: Springtown
Zip Code: 76082
Area Code: 817
Phone: 220-7759

Heritage Museum

Museum Name: Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: 510 Scurry
City: Big Spring
Zip Code: 79720
Area Code: 915
Phone: 267-8255
County: Howard

Hill County Cell Block Museum

Museum Name: Hill County Cell Block Museum
Mailing Address: Box 555
City: Hillsboro
Zip Code: 76645

Irion County Museum

Museum Name: Irion County Museum
Mailing Address: 301 Horseshoe Bend Trail
Street Address: Fayette and 1st Streets
City: Mertzon
Zip Code: 76941
Area Code: 915
Phone: 835-4583
County: Irion

Jack County Museum


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 861
Physical Address: 241 W. Belknap
City: Jacksboro
Zip Code: 76458
Area Code: 940
Phone: 567-5410

Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center

Museum Name: Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 160
City: Langtry
Zip Code: 78871
Area Code: 915
Phone: 291-3340
County: Val Verde

Keystone Square Museum

Museum Name: Keystone Square Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 373
City: Lampasas
Zip Code: 76550
Area Code: 512
Phone: 556-2224

Kimble Historical Museum

Museum Name: Kimble Historical Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 271
City: Junction
Zip Code: 76849
Area Code: 915
Phone: 446-4219

Little Rock School House Museum

Museum Name: Little Rock School House Museum
Mailing Address: 1901 N. W. 6th Ave
City: Mineral Wells
Zip Code: 76067
Area Code: 817
Phone: 328-4125

Lampasas County Museum

Marker Title: Lampasas County Museum
City: Lampasas
Marker Location: Corner of Third Street and Western, Lampasas.

Llano County Museum

Museum Name: Llano County Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 434
City: Llano
Zip Code: 78643
Area Code: 915
Phone: 247-3026

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Museum Name: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 329
City: Johnson City
Zip Code: 78636
Area Code: 210
Phone: 868-7128
County: Blanco

Mendoza Trail Museum

Museum Name: Mendoza Trail Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer B
Street Address: Santa Fe Park Hwy 67 E
City: McCamey
Zip Code: 79752
Area Code: 915
Phone: 652-3192
County: Upton

Midland County Historical Museum

Museum Name: Midland County Historical Museum
Mailing Address: 2102 Community Lane
Street Address: 301 W Missouri
City: Midland
Zip Code: 79701
Area Code: 915
Phone: 692-2931
County: Midland

Miers Home Museum

Museum Name: Miers Home Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 885
Street Address: 307 E Oak Street
City: Sonora
Zip Code: 76950
Area Code: 915
Phone: 387-5144
County: Sutton

Morton Museum of Cooke County

Museum Name: Morton Museum of Cooke County
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150
City: Gainesville
Zip Code: 76240
Area Code: 817
Phone: 668-8900

Museum of the Southwest

Museum Name: Museum of the Southwest
Mailing Address: 1705 W Missouri Avenue
City: Midland
Zip Code: 79701
Area Code: 915
Phone: 683-2882
County: Midland

Old Fort Graham

U. S. military post established in 1849. As line of settlement moved westward, the need for the fort was less and troops withdrawn in 1853. Original location in Lake Whitney bed. When lake was built, much of the ruins and rock transported to new site and used in the reconstruction. One-room rock building houses mementos of early days of Whitney and other artifacts. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day, Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Old Fort Parker State Historic Site

Museum Name: Old Fort Parker State Historic Site
Mailing Address: Rt. 3 Box 746
Street Address: State Park Rd. 35
City: Groesbeck
Zip Code: 76642
Area Code: 254
Phone: 729-5253
County: Limestone

Old Jail Art Center

Museum Name: The Old Jail Art Center
Mailing Address: Route 1 Box 1
City: Albany
Zip Code: 76430
Area Code: 915
Phone: 762-2269

Old Log Cabin Museum

Marker Title: Old Log Cabin
City: Junction
Year Marker Erected: 1965
Marker Location: Corner of 4th and College St. (museum).
Marker Text: Old log cabin. Typical of 1870-80 era. Built by Emery B. Pierce on ranch of John Kountz, his boss, 2 mi. S. of Junction. Moved here and remodeled, 1903. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965

Old Stone Prison (Not Open to the Public)

Marker Title: Old Stone Prison
Address: 201 E. Pecan
City: Decatur
Year Marker Erected: 1968
Marker Location: 201 E. Pecan Street.
Marker Text: First stone house in Decatur. Erected by prison labor about 1859. Main house was residence of sheriff or deputy. Basement was used as jail. Meals were sent down a dumb-waiter located outside the east end of the house. County sold property in 1888 to A. H. Whitehead. Used as city water works until 1938. Kept as private residence until 1967 when purchased by Wise County Historical Society as museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968.

Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum

Museum Name: Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 91
City: Palo Pinto
Zip Code: 76484
Area Code: 817
Phone: 659-2755

Parker County Museum and Trading Post

Museum Name: Parker County Museum and Trading Post
Mailing Address: 112 W. Oak Street
City: Weatherford
Zip Code: 76086
Area Code: 817
Phone: 596-0417

Parker House Ranching Heritage Museum

Museum Name: Parker House Ranching Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3908
Street Address: 1118 Maple Ave.
City: Odessa
Zip Code: 79760
Area Code: 915
Phone: 335-9918
County: Ector

Pioneer Museum

Museum Name: Pioneer Museum
Mailing Address: 610 East 3rd
City: Sweetwater
Zip Code: 79556
Area Code: 915
Phone: 235-8547
County: Nolan

Presidential Museum

Museum Name: The Presidential Museum
Mailing Address: 622 N. Lee Street
City: Odessa
Zip Code: 79761
Area Code: 915
Phone: 332-7123
County: Ector

Rankin Museum

Museum Name: Rankin Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 82
Street Address: 101 W 5th S of Hwy 67
City: Rankin
Zip Code: 79778-0082
County: Upton

Real County Historical Museum

Museum Name: Real County Historical Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 258
Street Address: 301 Evergreen
City: Leakey
Zip Code: 78873
Area Code: 210
Phone: 232-5330
County: Real

Riverside Nature Center

Museum Name: Riverside Nature Center
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 645
City: Kerrville
Zip Code: 78029
Area Code: 512
Phone: 257-4837

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Title: Sam Houston Memorial Museum
City: Huntsville, TX 77341
Location: 1402 19th St.
Phone: 936-294-1832

Schleicher County Historical Society Museum

Museum Name: Schleicher County Historical Society Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1053
Street Address: 100 E Murchison St.
City: Eldorado
Zip Code: 76936

Somervell County Museum

Museum Name: Somervell County Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 669
City: Glen Rose
Zip Code: 76043
Area Code: 254
Phone: 897-3675

Stone Fort Museum

Museum Name: Stone Fort Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6075 SFASU
Street Address: Corner of Alumni & Clark Blvd., SFA Campus
City: Nacogdoches
County: Nacogdoches
Zip Code: 75962
Area Code: 409
Phone: 568-2408

Swenson Memorial Museum and J. D. Sanderfer Oil Annex

Museum Name: Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sanderfer Oil Annex
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 350
City: Breckenridge
Zip Code: 76424
Area Code: 254
Phone: 559-8471

Terrell County Memorial Museum

Museum Name: Terrell County Memorial Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7
Street Address: 210 Mansfield St.
City: Sanderson
Zip Code: 79848
County: Terrell

Throckmorton County Museum

Museum Name: Throckmorton County Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 103
City: Throckmorton
Zip Code: 76483
Area Code: 817
Phone: 849-3121

Valley Mills Historical Museum

Museum Name: Valley Mills Historical Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 168
City: Valley Mills
Zip Code: 76689
Area Code: 817
Phone: 932-6146

Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center

Museum Name: Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center
Mailing Address: 2 Eureka Circle
City: Wichita Falls
Zip Code: 76308
Area Code: 940
Phone: 692-0923

Wise County Heritage Museum

Museum Name: Wise County Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 427
City: Decatur
Zip Code: 76234
Area Code: 817
Phone: 627-5586

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