Quanah Community Profile
The City of the Legend

The Quanah Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Hardeman County welcome you to visit the Historic County Seat of Quanah, Texas. We invite you to live, trade, invest, and shop in Quanah, the city in touch with its past and in step with its future.


Location

Quanah, county seat of Hardeman County is located in the north-central part of the Rolling Plains of Texas. Childress and Cottle Counties border to the west, Wilbarger County to east, and Foard County to south. The Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River, between Texas and Oklahoma, forms the northern boundary, and the Pease River and Foard County form the southern boundary. The county slopes gradually from west to east, and drainage is dominantly eastward through Groesbeck Creek and Wanderers Creek. The total land area of the county is 695 square miles. Rolling prairie, sandy loam with mixed soils.

80 miles west of Wichita Falls, TX – Hwy, 287
145 miles east of Amarillo, TX – Hwy. 287
140 miles north of Abilene, TX
156.6 miles to Lubbock, TX
93.9 miles to Lawton, Ok
178.3 miles to Oklahoma, Ok
Highway U.S. 287 and State Highway 6

History of Hardeman County

Created in 1858 from Fannin County, re-created in 1876, organized in 1884, named for Texas pioneer brothers, T.J. and Bailey Hardeman- County Seat – Quanah- named for the last great Comanche Chief Quanah Parker

Quanah County Seat:

Quanah is the county seat of Hardeman County established in 1884. Quanah was named for the last great Comanche Chief Quanah Parker meaning "Bed of Flowers" in the Comanche language.


Climate

Annual Average temperature: 60.8 degrees
Mo. Average High Temperature: 90 degrees Mo. Low Temperature: 40 degrees
Average Rainfall for the year: 24.5’’ Annual Average Snowfall: 3’
Elevation: Quanah 1602 ft – Highest point 1848’ in NW part of county-
Lowest point 1580’ in SE part of county

Population

 
1980
1990
2000
2010
County
6,368
5,283
4,724
4,139
City
3,890
3,413
3,022
2,641

Work Force Population

By Age Groups
Percentage
20-24
7.0%
25-34
10.1%
35-44
10.4%
45-50 & Over
46.3%
Median Age
42.72

Hardeman County Employment

Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
1958 1871 87 4.0%

Source: Labor Market information Department Texas Workforce Commission / Bureau of Labor Statistics -Available Labor Force: (45 Mile radius)
Median Household Effective Buying Income: $36,295 (yearly)
Figures as of 6-13

Government

City .728225 - School 1.04 - County .650 - Hospital District .243260 - Water District .01- Local Sales Tax Rate: 8.25 (State Tax 6.25 - City & Economic Tax 1.50 - County
Tax .50)

City of Quanah

Type: Home Rule - Mayor – Commission - Mayor: Dale Eaton
City Administrator: Paula Wilson # Employees -18/2 Part-time
Annual Budget: $2,393,000 - General Obligation: None
City Zoning, Building Code, Master Plan-Home Ruled
Fire Protection: 3 paid/30 volunteers
Law Enforcement: Combined with County
Mailing address: PO Box 629 - Physical address: 109 King St.

Hardeman County

Type: County Judge and Commissioner Court - County Judge: Ronnie Ingram
General Obligation: None Annual Budget: $6,152,622
Law Enforcement: Sheriff’s Dept. – Mance Nelson & 6 Deputies
Council of Governments SDA: Nortex Regional Planning Commission
Mailing address: P.O. Box 30, Quanah TX 79252


Registered Voters

2,553 - Hardeman County, County Seat: Quanah

Churches

12 Churches, Principal Faith – Protestant

Medical and Hospital

Hardeman County Memorial Hospital 402 Mercer 940-663-2795
Hardeman County Clinic 404 Mercer 940-663-5111
Hardeman County EMS 220 Mercer 940-663-2334 or 911
Hardeman County Rehab 307 West 3rd 940-663-6132
Hardeman County Alternatives 200 W 5th 940-663-2100
Quanah Living Center 1000 Louise 940-663-6396
Interim Home Health 1108 W 11th 940-663-6909
Hardeman- Foard
Mental Health Center
510 King St. 940-663-5366


HOSPITAL

Administrator - 440 Mercer Street- (940) 663-2795
Annual Budget $13,500,000.00
Doctors 2– – 2 Dentists
General Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Hardeman County Home Health Care, Alternatives Program, Hospital Rehab, and Clinic.

Ambulance Service

Hardeman County Managed & Air Evac Life team from Wichita Falls, TX

Funeral Home and Directors

Smith Funeral Home 210 West 3rd Street (940) 663-6164

Hotels and Motels

Best Western Quanah Inn & Suites* 50 rooms (940) 663-2757
Casa Royale 40 Rooms* (940) 663-6341
Quanah Parker Inn 37 Rooms (940) 663-6365

RV Parking

Price RV Park (940) 663-2900
Copper Breaks State Park (940) 839-4331
Ole Towne Cotton Gin Park (940) 674-2477
Quanah RV (940) 839-6537


Postal Services

Quanah Post Office 219 West 3rd St (940) 663-2221 Post Master - Leora Aaron
Rating: 1st Class Deliveries: Daily

UPS Pickup Service 101 West 4th St (940) 663-2744

Air Terminal 80 Miles:

UPS/United Parcel Service 1-800-742-5877
Federal Express 1-800-238-5355

Media

Quanah Tribune Chief - Weekly 940) 663-5333
KVDL Radio FM 98.7 Daily 940 663-2773
KOLJRadio 235 Mayfield Rd 940-6635711

Civic Clubs & Organizations

Lions Club, Quanah Riding Club, E.S.A. Sorority, Quanah Historical Preservation, Hardeman County Historical Association, Century Study Club, Friends of the Library, Extension Homemakers, Ministerial Alliance, Hardeman County 4-H Clubs, Hardeman County 4-H Council, 1904 Club, 1904 Junioretts, American Cancer Society, 3 Rivers Foundation, Quahadi Society, Quanah Sports Club, Quanah Alumni Association, Quanah United Fund, Boy and Girl Scouts, Little League Association, City and County Project Association, Jr. Rodeo Association, Airport Association and Friends of the City Park

Restaurant and Dining

Depot Restraurant - E. Hwy 287 (940)663-5619
Dutch’s Restaurant* – 1501 W Hwy 287 (940) 663-2435
K & R Kitchens* – 801 W Hwy 287 (940) 663-2701
Ken Liquor Beer & Wine *- 302 W 11th St (940) 663-2705

Sisters Café* – 1101 W Hwy 287 (940) 663-2232
Sonic Drive-In – W Hwy 287 940) 663-2241
Subway *– 701 W 11th (940) 663-2308
United Deli* – 1000 W Hwy 287 (940) 663-5844
Pizza Ranch - West 287 Hwy (940)663-2375
Quanah Donut Shop - 808 W 11th (940)663-6887
Uncle Sonny's - 109 W 7th Street (940)663-2614

Recreation and Tourism

Quanah Community Center located - Airport Rd (Newly Remolded) To reserve call 663-5336 or go by City Hall

Parks

Copper Breaks State Park located on Hwy. 6 South (940) 839-4331,
Quanah City Park & Water Tower Park

Quanah Country Club and Golf Course

1 Private 9 Hole Course - Private Swimming Pool - Banquet Facilities
Quanah Country Club – 430 Country Club Road – (940) 663-2069

Recreation

Quanah City Park - Water Tower Park
Tennis Courts: 3 Public Courts
Swimming Pools: 1 Public, 1 Private
Copper Breaks State Park: fishing, hiking, camping area, RV camping sites, equestrienne trails, museum, souvenir shop, and schedule programs

Hunting: Private

Leasing List Available at the Chamberof Commerce Office 940-663-2222
Fishing, Boating, and Camping Facilities: Copper Breaks State Park
940- 839-4311
Quanah Country Club - Private

Hardeman County Historical Sites

Hardeman County Court House ~ Quanah Acme & Pacific Depot (Museum)
Hardeman County Historical Museum (Old Jail)~ Quanah Parker Memorial Monument & Walkway ~ Captain Bill McDonald Marker at Cemetery ~ First Presbyterian Church ~ Quanah City Park ~ Quanah Post Office (Jerry Bywater Mural) ~ Quanah Rocket Marker ~ Hardeman County Branding Display ~ Medicine Mounds ~ Downtown Medicine Mound Museum (3) ~ Medicine Mound Depot Restaurant ~ Trinity Episcopal Church ~ Texas Highway Department Marker for Hardeman County @ Water Tower Park ~ Goodlett Cemetery ~ Goodlett Gym ~ Texas Agricultural Experiment Station ~ First United Methodist Church @ Chillicothe ~ Hardeman County Veterans Monument ~ Quanah Memorial Cemetery ~ Coca Cola Mural ~ Copper Breaks State Park ~ Quanah Parker Memorial Monument

For photos and more information,
click here

Other Points of Interest

3-Antique Stores located on 287 Highway, 1-Antique Store located downtown - Unique Shops, Gifts, Clothing, Quanah Souvenirs, Excellent Restaurants, Thomas-Sawyer Library, Historical Buildings, Water Tower Park (located on 287 Highway), Three Rivers Ball Room, and Quanah City Park.

Annual Events

Easter Fun Run/WEaster Egg Hunt, Spring City Wide Garage Sale & Fall Garage Sale, Quanah Junior Rodeo, Quanah Rodeo & Parade, Quanah Ranch Rodeo, Quanah Fall Festival & Quanah High School Alumni Association & Reunion, Annual Car Show, Annual Truck Show, Tractor Show, Halloween Fun Day, Copper Breaks Star Walk & Activities, Copper Breaks State Park Horn Toad Cook Off, Christmas Opening, 3RF Christmas Ball & Activities, Christmas Lighted Parade & Festival, City & County Project Shows, Movies on the Square and Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Education

Quanah Independent School District ~ Buddy Freeman, Superintendent
Terry Ingram, PEIMS/ Bookkeeper
Jana Brandon, Business Manager
403 S Main St., Quanah, Texas (940)663-2281
Public School Budget: $5,851,776.00

School Campus
Students
Teachers
Aides
Secretary
Principal
Reagan Elementary School
298
23
7
1

Justin Josselet
940-663-2171

Travis Middle School
110
8
3
1
Gayle McKinley
940-663-2226
Quanah High School
140
21
2
1
Rusty Brawley
940-663-2791

Total Enrollment
Students
Teachers
Aides
Secretary
All 3 Campuses
548
52
12
5

1 - Superintendent 10 - Greenbelt Special Services
2- Central Office 6 - Cafeteria Personnel
3 - Maintenance 1 - Mechanic
2 - Tax Office 1 -Nurse
1 - Tech Specialist 1 - Assistant Tech Aide
1 - Federal Program Director 5 - Custodians
3 - Principals 1 - Counselor
1 - Librararian 1 - Sp. Ed. Director
1 - Test Coordinator 1 - Student Advocate
Total Employess at QISD - 111



Higher Education

Vernon College: 30 Miles East Vernon, Texas
Mid-Western State University: 89 Miles East Wichita Falls, TX
Clarendon College: 80 Miles West Clarendon, TX
State Industrial Job Training and Vocational Technical Education Programs are available at Vernon College in Vernon, Texas and Wichita Falls, Texas

Utility Companies

Electricity

AEP/WTU Retail Energy Company - Reliability: 99.9890%
Total Capacity: 1527 MW
Reserve at System Peak: 245 MW (19.4%) - Transmission: 1-138 KV: 3-68 KV Distribution Voltages: 12,470/7,200 - New Service Call: 1-888-216-3523

Gas

ATMOS Energy Corporation - Area Business Development Manager: Randy West - Transmission: 1-12”; 350 PSIG Other Fuels: Fuel oil and L.P. Gas - BTU Content per Cubic Foot: 1,030 - New Service Call: 1-888-216-3523

Water

Greenbelt Water Authority - Maximum Daily Use: 2,500,000 gallons - Size and Pressure of Largest Water Main: 16” 62 P.S.I - Storage Capacity: 1,500,000 Gallons-Source of Water Supply: Reservoir - Max System Capacity (daily): 8,100,000 gallons

Sewage

City of Quanah - Type of Treatment: Constant Stabilization Maximum Capacity of Plant: 4.65 Million Maximum Daily Uses to Date: 350,000 Gallons - Refuse of Collection: Residential once a week Commercial Twice a week

Telephone

AT&T Fiber Optic Capability / 60 long Distance Circuits/Software Level: 7.0 Switched 56 KBPS – internet package - New Service Call: 1-800-464-7928
Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative & Internet Service: 1-888-886-2217
Main Office 7110 Hwy 287 East Vernon, Texas

Cable

Suddenlink Quanah Pay Site- 220 South Main St. (940) 663-2222
Burkburnett Office (940)569-3072 Vernon Office (940) 552-2217

Internet Service Providers

AT&T (800) 792-3751
Santa Rosa Internet Service (888) 886-2217
Suddenlink Communications, (940) 937-8202 or (940) 552-2217

Local Financing Banks

First Capital Bank - Kenneth Horton CEO, Steve McSpadden Pres.
(940) 663-5311
Security Bank, an office of Texas Republic Bank - Tammy Martinez
(940) 663-6331
First National Bank of Chillicothe/Quanah Branch - Nicki Converse
(940) 663-5387

Realtors, Land Broker & Abstract

Davis Vernon Agency - Robert Riggs (940) 663-2435
Hardeman Abstract & Title, Inc. - David Brinkerhoff (940) 663-5132
Rolling Plains Reality - Tammy Martinez (940) 839-5330

Attorneys

David Brinkerhoff 107 West 4th Street (940) 663-2723
Stanley Watson 307 N. Main Street (940) 663-6101

Accountants & Taxes

Mary Ann Naylor, CPA* - 206-A Mercer St. (940) 663-2016
Foster & Lambert, LLC* - Denise Foster - 700 South Main St. (940) 663-5791

Transportation

Rail: Burlington Northern / Daily Service & Piggy Back Service

Trucking Companies Serving Hardeman

Sparkman Land & Cattle, Acme Transportation, Barnes & Berry, Bilbo, CRST, Cypress, Dynasty, E.L. Farmer, Edwards, Keim, Maverick, Paul Transportation, Prime, TMC, New Waverly Transportation, Welborn, WTI

Air Transportation

Nearest Airport: Quanah Municipal
Runway Length/Surface: 4,500 feet / Asphalt
Lighted – Fuel – No Instrument Landing System
Regional Airport: Wichita Falls, TX Distance: 80 miles Freight Available: Yes

Community Contacts

Quanah Chamber of Commerce – (940) 663-2222
Bertha Woods, Manager -220 S. Main St, P.O. Box 158, Quanah, TX 79252

Quanah Economic Development Corporation:
Executive Director – Eugene Johnson - P.O. Box 327
Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 839-6206

Hardeman Historical Museum
Curator: Scarlett Daugherty- 105 Green St / 102 Mercer St. (940) 663 5272

Thompson-Sawyer Public Library
Jan Davis- Librarian - 403 W. 3rd Street (940) 663-2654

Quanah City Mayor: Dale Eaton:
220 Mercer St - Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 663-5336

Quanah City Manager: Paula Wilson
220 Mercer St, Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 663-5336

Hardeman County Judge: Ronnie Ingram
Hardeman County Court House – Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 663-2911

Hardeman County Sheriff: Mance Nelson
Hardeman County Jail - (940)663-5374

Manufacturing

Red River Sheet Metal
Jackie Gene Rine, Owner- 201 West Front St.
P.O. Box 28, Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 663-2742
Product: Sheet Metal Products

Georgia-Pacific LLC
Manufacturing Center - Plant Manger - Mark Strange
Loop 285, Box 330, Quanah, TX 79252 (940) 663-6111
Product: Gypsum Wall Board

Echo Production, Inc.
Medicine Mounds Hwy, P.O. Box 1210, Graham, TX 76046
(940) 549-3292 - (940) 663-5811-Fax (940) 663-5921- Quanah
Product: Petroleum Products

Panhandle Compress
Wendell Tucker, Manager 1410 W 2nd St, P.O. Box 478, Quanah, TX 79252
(940) 663-5327 Product: Cotton Processing

Quanah Farmers Co-Operative Society
Barney Trammell, Manager 209 S Markets, Eldorado, OK 73537
(580) 633-2274
Randy Rice, Manager, 210 West Nelson St, Quanah, TX (940) 663-6312
Grain Elevator, Cotton Gin & Ag Supplies

Livestock Nutrition Center
Randy McCasland, Southwest Regional General Manager (580) 482-2700
Chickasha, Oklahoma

Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway
Customer Support Center 1-800-289-2673
Section & Signal - 800 Prairie Street (940) 663-2991

State Service Agencies

FSA Office- 107 W 11th Street - (940) 663-5305 - Amy Lindsey
NRCS Office – 107 W 11th Street - (940) 663-5421 - Jonathan Parr
Tri County Ground Water Conservation District - 109 W 11th - (940) 663-5722
State Department of Highways & Public Transportation
405 Loop Road (940) 663-2822 Quanah, Texas
State Department of Highways & Public Transportation Dist. Office
940-937-7145 Childress, Texas 7599 US Highway 287
Department of Family & Protective Services- 300 Main St. (940) 663-6307
Health & Human Services Commission 300 Main Street (2nd floor Courthouse)
Quanah, Texas (940) 663-6307
Helen Farabee Regional MHMR Center - 510 King Street (940) 663-5336

Rolling Plains Management Corporation - Crowell, JTX (940) 684-1571/
1-800-633-0852
Turner Child Development Center - 219 East 3rd Street (940) 663-2541

Quanah Housing Authority - McClelland Street Apartments (940) 663-2738
Quanah Senior Citizens Center - 1410 Shaw Street (940) 663-2412

COME VISIT QUANAH, TEXAS, AND DISCOVER - THE CITY OF THE LEGEND


If you are considering Quanah as a possible site for a new home, business, or industry, we invite you to contact the Quanah Chamber of Commerce for further information - (940) 663-2222 or Email quanahcoc@cebridge.net -

Quanah Economic Development at (940) 839-6206 or
Email qedc@speednet.com