Established 1850, originally known as Powellton. Name changed
to Waskom Station in 1872 to honor a man who was instrumental
in bring Southern Pacific Railroad through the community. Waskom
Gas field discovered in 1924.
- T.C. LINDSEY AND COMPANY-Part old fashioned general
store, part museum, this establishment offers a wide variety of
merchandise as well as nostalgia. Store has been used by Disney
films. Open Mon-Sat. 8:30am-4:30pm. On Texas 134, west 3 miles.
- TRAVEL INFORMATION CENTER-One of the centers provided
by the state at key highway entrances to Texas, in State Capital,
and at Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center at Langtry. Operated daily
throughout the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas
Day and New Years Day. Staffed by uniformed, Professional travel
counselors, services free to all visitors include information,
maps, literature on every part of the state, and expert assistance
in charting routes. At Texas-Louisiana state line on I-20; operated
by Texas Department of Transportation.
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