Looking for a way to explore the area you live? Then check out this self-guided tour of Palo Pinto county. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and kids under the age of 15 are only $5. Below you’ll find a breakdown of some of the sites that are included on the tour. Palo Pinto County is a county that is rich in history, so grab the family and spend the day exploring.
Every town has a family that was left behind a legacy. The Watson Brothers did just that in Strawn, TX. The brothers were entrepreneurs building upon the coal and oil boom. Their prosperity and philanthropic passion left behind a historical legacy for everyone to enjoy.
Robinson One-Room School
This fully restored historical landmark was once recognized as the “smallest school in Texas.” It first opened to students in the fall of 1937 and closed only six years later when the Strawn school board voted to annex the district.
Old Jail Museum
Could you imagine growing up in a jail? That’s what the first floor of the jail was built for, the jailer and his family. They lived between two heavy steel doors, one led to the outside, the other to the prison. What was once the area the separated good from evil now houses artifacts and stories from the pioneers of Palo Pinto County.
The full tour includes:
Old Jail Museum Complex (Palo Pinto)
First Christian Church (Palo Pinto)
Rocker B Ranch (Graford)
Johnson League Ranch & Mausoleum (N. of Gordon)
Strawn House (Strawn)
Watson House (Strawn)
Robinson One-Room School House (N. of Strawn)
St. Boniface Catholic Church (Dodson Prairie)
Tickets may be purchased at any of the locations above, as well as, Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and the Possum Kingdom Lake Chamber of Commerce.
The event will take place on April 27, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.