Wheeler is the town of Friendship and Pride
Wheeler, a picturesque town sitting on the rolling hills of Texas Panhandle, is remote but not isolated. Highway 83, a main north and south artery for the great plains and highway 152, an east and west connection between Amarillo, Texas and Oklahoma City, intersect at the town's only stoplight.
The town had its real beginning in 1904 through the enterprise of two ranchers, Robert B. Rogers and J. E. Stanley, who surveyed the land, built their homes on the site, and began the movement to choose a centrally located county seat in preference to Mobeetie. Rogers became the first postmaster of Wheeler and also had the first telephone. A contested election in December of that year made Wheeler the county seat, and by 1908 the frame courthouse had been moved to the new location. At that time a bank and a drugstore were established, and the first school was opened in a building that had been moved from Bronco. This building also served for a time as the community church. A weekly newspaper, the Wheeler Sun, also began about this time; it later became the Wheeler Times. [read more]