Established as a county seat when Briscoe County organized in
1892. One of only two towns in the county, a commercial center
for immense farming-ranching area that includes some spectacular
scenery in Palo Duro Canyon, Tule Canyon and at the edge of Cap
- OLD JAIL MUSEUM - Built in 1892, this old stone jailhouse
is the oldest building in the county. Features a old jail office
with cells upstairs. Outside is a restored windmill. On the courthouse
square. Open Mon - Fri during business hours. Visitors should
visit the county attorney's office for entry.
- SCENIC DRIVES - Vivid illustrations of High Plains
topography along Texas 865 and Texas 207 north. Travelers will
see immense proportions of High Plains agriculture where the land
is typically flat---then in startling contrast, the effect of
erosion where water courses have carved plunging, colorful canyons.
Drive between Silverton and Claude crosses both Tule and Palo
- Texas 256 east reaches the edge of the High Plains, or as
local residents say, the edge of the Cap Rock, and spirals down
jagged escarpment amid feast of scenic vistas. This dramatic change
in scenery marks the eastern edge of Great Plains of the United
- Texas 86 east offers another scenic route down edge of Cap
Rock through the town of Quitaque.
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