Population 3,411

Altitude 1,074


Petroleum refining and related oil field services are among industries in seat of Jack County, primarily large, sparsely settled ranching area. Settlement began 1855; Butterfield stages ran through community first known as Lost Creek, next Mesquiteville, then Jacksboro.

Quaint downtown includes buildings constructed of native limestone built in the late 21900s. Shoppers enjoy browsing through gift and antique shops.

Two city parks provide tennis courts, baseball fields, and swimming pool.


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