Panhandle, TX


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Panhandle is a town in Carson County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,589 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Carson County. Panhandle is part of the Amarillo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. In July 2009 the population was estimated at 2,425.
The Square House Museum in Panhandle, originally constructed as a dwelling on the N Bar N Ranch in Carson County, contains dioramas and displays of the natural history, history, and art of the Texas Panhandle. There is the historic Square House (the oldest building in the community), the Conway community church, a reconstructed pioneer dugout, windmill, railroad caboose, and Moody wildlife exhibit and art galleries. Restored in 1965 and opened in 1967, the museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Among the exhibits is a Grant Speed sculpture of Texas cattleman Charles Goodnight.
It is located in Pioneer Park on Texas State Highway 207. There is no admission charge.