Texas Panhandle Map
Tumbleweeds, rodeo shows, pump-jacks, and windmills in wide horizons define Texas Panhandle. The panhandle region in Texas comprises the northernmost twenty six counties of the 'Lone Star State'. The region borders New Mexico state to the west and Oklahoma state to the north and east. The panhandle covers nearly 10 percent of land area and 1.7 percent of the population of Texas.
Nicknamed “Yellow Rose of Texas”, Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle. The Pantex Plant (the only nuclear weapons assembly and dis-assembly factory in the United States) and the Palo Duro Canyon State Park (the US' second largest canyon system) are located near Amarillo. The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo Zoo, and Wonderland Amusement Park are famous attractions in Amarillo.
Major cities in Texas Panhandle
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is located in Canyon, while Dumas houses Window on the Plains Museum. Borger was a boom-town in the early 20th century. The city of Hereford is known as “Beef Capital of the World”.
Counties in Texas Panhandle
Deaf Smith County
Due to steady winds, the region is one the ideal wind-power- producing regions in America. Interstate Highway 40 traverses the panhandle region.
Last Updated on: July 7, 2017